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Clinton to executive produce TV drama on women’s suffrage with Spielberg

Hillary Clinton is heading to the small screen, executive producing a new TV drama with Steven Spielberg.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee is joining forces with the Spielberg's Amblin Television to bring a book about the women's suffrage movement to television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote," by Elaine Weiss, was published earlier this year. The book - which its publisher calls an "inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights" - will be adapted into either a TV movie or a limited series.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter about the project, Clinton called Weiss's book "a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times."

"So much could have gone wrong, but these American women would not take no for an answer: their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate," Clinton said.

"I am thrilled to be working with Elaine, Steven and everyone at Amblin Television on bringing this important project to audiences everywhere," the former secretary of State added.

The project will be the first time Clinton, 70, has served as an executive producer.

The former first lady and New York senator has also recently been increasing her involvement in November's midterm elections, giving the maximum campaign contribution allowed to 19 Democratic House candidates, including 11 who are running to unseat Republicans in districts she won in 2016.

Clinton isn't the first high-profile political figure to turn to the entertainment industry.

Netflix announced in May that it had inked a multiyear deal with former President Obama and Michelle Obama to produce films and series.

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