By Judy Kurtz
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 ClintonFive takeaways from money race Clinton reaches out to voters 'reconsidering' support for Trump WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks at second Pa. rally of the day 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 GillibrandMusic streamer Spotify joins Gillibrand’s push for paid family leave Gillibrand proposes sexual assault reforms for Merchant Marine Academy Podesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCurt Schilling to Jake Tapper: How can Jews be Democrats? Small donors aren’t revolutionizing Congress. At least not yet. Peter Thiel bet on Trump, but the tech titan still comes out a winner 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.