The flick will reportedly focus on the now-65-year-old former secretary of State’s early years as a Washington lawyer.
The part seems to be coveted among Tinseltown’s A-listers.
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars Lewandowski: Perez ‘doesn’t understand what’s going on in America’ Five takeaways from the Scott Pruitt emails MORE, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that,” says Ponsoldt.
Witherspoon has given moolah to a number of female Democratic political candidates over the years, including Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks Sanders, not Trump, is the real working-class hero Dem senator predicts Gorsuch will be confirmed MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks Brazile: DNC staffers got death threats after email hack Sanders and Schumer are right: Ellison for DNC chair MORE (Mass.).
While Open Secrets indicates Chastain made no donations in the past five years, Seyfried gifted $1,000 toward Obama’s reelection bid last year.
One online betting site is already taking wagers on which actress will land the role. Seyfried is leading the pack of potential Clintons, with 8-1 odds on PaddyPower.com. Chastain, however, doesn’t even appear on the list.
“Rodham” is reportedly due to arrive in theaters around the time of the 2016 presidential race.