Hillary Clinton's tale makes Hollywood list for movie ideas

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 3:53am


A talented female lawyer negotiates a man's world, brings to justice the most corrupt politician in the land, and romances the future president of the United States for good measure.

No, it's not Legally Blonde 3, it's the true story of Hillary Rodham Clinton - coming to you in time to swing the 2016 presidential election.

At least that's the theory. The prospect of a Hillary Clinton biopic surfaced with its entry in Hollywood's annual Black List - the top unfilmed movie scripts in circulation.

At No 4 is Rodham written by Young Il Kim. "During the height of the Watergate scandal, rising star Hillary Rodham is the youngest lawyer chosen for the House judiciary committee to impeach Nixon," the synopsis goes, "but she soon finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend."

Rodham is an early contender for 2016's liberal Hollywood election-clincher. Despite the fact they have never made any measurable difference, pro-Democrat movies are now a regular fixture of the US election cycle.

There was Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004, Oliver Stone's Bush biopic W in 2008, and Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden film, Zero Dark Thirty, which has been accused of being pro-Obama propaganda, despite its release date being pushed back until after this year's election.