The two sides had previously been in contact over producing Hillary, starring Diane Lane as the eponymous politician. But Deadline reported this afternoon that “with the two sides far apart, and were never able to bridge the gap on the deal terms.”
“The economics of TV movies and miniseries are challenging, which is why very few production companies take on such programs these days,” explained Deadline. “That includes NBC’s own studio, Universal TV, which would not produce NBC’s longform projects, including Hillary.”
The Clinton miniseries in question has already caused quite a stir. This morning the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to boycott NBC and CNN until the networks drop their respective Hillary Clinton-related film projects.
[photo via FOX]
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