Fresh off her turn as Daisy Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby,” the Oscar nominated Brit is reportedly the top contender for another very American role — a Watergate-era Hillary Rodham.
The biopic called “Rodham” focuses on a twenty-six year old Hillary (think striped pants, stringy hair, and enormous glasses) as she finds herself torn between her Washington ambitions and her boyfriend who teaches law in Arkansas.
Mulligan is reportedly meeting with the film’s director, James Ponsoldt (“Smashed,” “The Spectacular Now”), asap. And the project is apparently being fast tracked so that it can be released smack in the midst of the 2016 presidential election cycle which very well may include Hillary as a candidate.
The Twitterverse has been rife with casting suggestions. Some plausible. Some more along the lines of wishful thinking. The film’s screenwriter Young Il Kim even took to Twitter to say, “Please stop suggesting Meryl Streep, bloggers. That will not happen.”
Mulligan may be the frontrunner, but she’s not the only name on the short list. Click through this slideshow to see the others.
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