Last week, rumors were swirling that four major American actresses–Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson–were all in the running to portray a young Hillary Clinton in director James Ponsoldt‘s upcoming bio-pic Rodham. But now, The Hollywood Reporter has sources saying that a new name has risen to the top of the list: British star Carey Mulligan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, Mulligan plans to have a sit-down meeting with Ponsoldt to finalize the details soon. The film is said to take place in 1974, when Hillary Rodham was 27 years old and working as a young lawyer involved with President Richard Nixon‘s impeachment.
Mulligan, who is currently 28, is just coming off the box office success of The Great Gatsby and was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in 2010 for her role in An Education.
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