Actresses eager to play Hillary Clinton

May 28, 2013, 11:47 IST | ANI

Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain are among the list of actresses vying to play former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the upcoming biopic about her life 'Rodham'

The coveted role in the political drama, set for a release close to the 2016 presidential election, centers around the early years of Clinton’s marriage to President Bill Clinton, and her time as a 26-year-old Washington lawyer, a newspaper reported.

Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried
Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried

Johansson is said to be a top contender for the role in the flick.

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

“We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position,” director James Ponsoldt said in an interview. 

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