Carey Mulligan as Frontrunner to Portray Hilary Rodham Clinton in Biopic

By AMC June 7, 2013

It was only a matter of time before there was a Hilary Clinton biopic. Regardless of your political beliefs, the woman is fascinating and quite a pitbull in a political arena primarily dominated by men.

But who could play such a political icon? The frontrunner looks to be "Drive" and The Great Gatsby" star Carey Mulligan. Mulligan first captivated audiences with "An Education", where she shined and embodied an almost Audrey Hepburn sense of charm and vulnerability. Physcailly she can definitely look to resemble Clinton, so that's always a good step in the right direction.

Other actresses that were in consideration include Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Emma Stone. Out of the lot, Mulligan definitely shines as the logical choice.

James Ponsoldt is helming the film which is described as follows, "During the height of the Watergate scandal [in the 1970s], rising star Hillary Rodham is the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon, but she soon finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend who now teaches law in Arkansas."

Clinton was just 26-years-old during the aforementioned, which would make Mulligan fit well. I look forward to seeing this one unfold as Mulligan has more than proven that she can tackle any subject matter and this will certainly be a challenge to portray a real-life huge persona, like Clinton.

Do you think Mulligan is the right actress for the job? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: FirstShowing

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