Movie on Hillary Clinton`s younger days?

Last Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 16:26

Washington: Hollywood loves political dramas and the next to get a biopic could be outgoing secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton as a script focusing on her younger days features in the list of favourite future films.

Written by Young II Kim from South Korea and dubbed `Rodham`, the screenplay follows a 20-something Hillary.

The film focuses at Hillary when she is the youngest attorney on the House Judiciary Committee working to impeach President Richard Nixon while her boyfriend Bill Clinton is trying to launch his political career in Arkansas, the Politico reported.

"There`s this incredible irony that she worked on the impeachment process that was used against her husband," Kim said while referring to Clinton`s impeachment scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

"But it`s also really a journey of a woman who was torn between her personal desires and her professional ambition ? both literally pulled her thousands of miles apart, because Bill did not want to leave Arkansas, and she did not want to leave Washington, DC."

The script came fourth on Hollywood`s all-important Black List, an annual poll of nearly 300 film executives about their favorite scripts. Films that have made to the list include Oscar-winners `The Social Network` and `The King`s Speech`.

Kim, 39, said he got the idea after he saw a photo of Hillary in the Situation Room with President Barack Obama and others watching the raid to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011.

"That photo... Made me remember another photo. There was this photo of Hillary when she was in her 20s with coke-bottle glasses and long, hippie hair. And it was those two images that really made me realize that this would be a great way into this story just to focus on a moment in her life when she`s in her 20s, and she doesn`t know what she wants to do with her life."

Kim left his job in venture capital post September 11, 2001 attacks to chase his dream of becoming a screenwriter.

Hollywood veteran Richard Arlook has signed on to manage Kim. United Talent Agency`s Jenny Maryasis, who helped discover Lena Dunham, is the agent on the script as is veteran Barbara Dreyfus. Arlook said the next step in the process is to get funding.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 16:26

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