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Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon in Running to Play Hilary Clinton in RODHAM Biopic?

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According to The Independent, Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon are among the actresses being considered for the part of Hilary Clinton in the upcoming biopic RODHAM.

"They're all wonderful actresses," said the film's director James Ponsoldt. "Regardless of people's political affiliation or how they feel about Hilary Clinton, you don't find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that."

Read the original report here.

Rodham will follow the former First Lady, senator and Secretary of State's younger years, beginning in 1974 when Clinton worked as a lawyer. The film, penned by Young il-Kim, is expected to debut in 2016.

Jessica Chastain last appeared on Broadway in The Heiress. Other upcoming film work includes The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His/Hers, Miss Julie, The Zookeeper's Wife, Crimson Peak and Interstellar. She has also appeared on the big screen in Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, Tar, Lawless, The Help, The Tree of Life, Coriolanus, The Debt and more.

Scarlett Johansson last starred on the Great White Way in this season's revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She also appeared in 2010's A View From the Bridge. Her upcoming projects include Her, Under the Skin, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Lucy, Chef and The Avengers 2. Other film credits: Don Jon, Hitchcock, The Avengers, We Bought a Zoo, Iron Man 2, He's Just Not That Into You, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Nanny Diaries, The Prestige, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Lost in Translation and more.

Amanda Seyfried recently starred as Cosette in Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of Les Miserables. Her next projects include A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League, While We're Young, Wonderful Tonight, Three Little Words and Z for Zachariah. Other film credits: The Big Wedding, Gone, In Time, Letters to Juliet, Dear John, Jennifer's Body, Mamma Mia!, Mean Girls and more, as well as the TV series Big Love and Veronica Mars.

Reese Witherspoon's upcoming films include Devil's Knot, The Good Lie, Passengers, Wish List, Three Little Words, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and Inherent Vice. Other film credits: Mud, This Means War, Water for Elephants, Monsters vs Aliens, Rendition, Penelope, Just Like Heaven, Walk the Line, Vanity Fair, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, American Psycho, Cruel Intentions, Pleasantville and more.

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