Politico reports that one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood is a Hillary Clinton biopic called “Rodham.”
One of the hottest political screenplays in Tinseltown is about the outgoing secretary of state, and it’s by a 39-year-old newcomer writer from South Korea.
Dubbed “Rodham,” Young Il Kim’s screenplay follows a 20-something Hillary Rodham as she’s trying to decide between her career and boyfriend.
This is, after all, the Clintons, so the stakes are of historic proportions. Her job? The youngest attorney on the House Judiciary Committee working to impeach President Richard Nixon. Her boyfriend? Bill Clinton, who was trying to launch his political career in Arkansas.
“There’s this incredible irony that she worked on the impeachment process that was used against her husband,” Kim told POLITICO, referring to Bill Clinton’s impeachment scandal involving former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Kim continued: “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, D.C.”
This isn’t a history book. It’s Hollywood. And just last month, the script came in at No. 4 on Hollywood’s all-important Black List, an annual poll of nearly 300 film executives about their favorite scripts. Films that have made the list in the past: “The Social Network,” “Juno” and “The King’s Speech,” among others.
That’s a hell of a way to start a 2016 run for the White House…