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 ClintonBill Clinton accusers snap picture at Trump gala Jimmy Carter spotted en route to DC Obama assembles his post-presidential team 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 GillibrandOvernight Defense: Obama defends Manning commutation after backlash | Mattis clears Senate panel Senate panel approves Mattis for Defense secretary Overnight Finance: Price puts stock trading law in spotlight | Lingering questions on Trump biz plan | Sanders, Education pick tangle over college costs MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Finance: Scoop – Trump team eyes dramatic spending cuts | Treasury pick survives stormy hearing Dem senators to Trump pick: Probe if adviser violated Russia sanctions Warren burns Mnuchin over failure to disclose assets 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.