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 ClintonTrump on presidency: 'I thought it would be easier' Trump threatens to scrap 'horrible' South Korea trade deal New science-fiction book set in future where Clinton won 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 GillibrandSenate votes to confirm Rosenstein as deputy attorney general Senate approves Trump's Agriculture chief Dems urge Trump to include Northeast Corridor tunnel project in infrastructure bill MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate confirms Labor Secretary Acosta Meghan McCain: Obama 'a dirty capitalist like the rest of us' Warren 'troubled' by Obama's speaking fee 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.