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THE SPECTACULAR NOW Director James Ponsoldt To Direct Hillary Clinton Biopic!

Hillary Rodham

Beaks here...

One of the most talked about screenplays of the last year was Young Il Kim's RODHAM, a biopic about the former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham-Clinton that focuses on her role as a young lawyer on the House Judiciary Committee investigating the Watergate scandal. The conflict of the script has Rodham being forced to decide whether she wants to blaze a brilliant trail in Washington D.C. or move to Arkansas to live with her law professor boyfriend, Bill Clinton.

It sounds like a smart approach to Rodham-Clinton's story, and, according to The Wrap, producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen have found the ideal director for the material in James Ponsoldt. Ponsoldt has had back-to-back indie triumphs with SMASHED and THE SPECTACULAR NOW, and has been in high demand over the last few months. He's a skilled director, and this high-profile project could be the one that puts him on the A-list. Also, if the script is as good as everyone says, this will be one of the most coveted female roles in town.

There's no word on a start date, but I imagine this project is a high priority for all involved.

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