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Four Hollywood hopefuls vying to play Hillary Clinton in new film

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Hollywood is getting firmly behind Hillary Clinton’s expected 2016 bid for president with the release of a biographical film of the former secretary of state scheduled to be released in — 2016. When else?

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Photo credit www.dosomething.org

The future Clinton blockbuster marks yet another attempt by Hollywood to influence a presidential election through its filmmaking. It was done in 2012 with “Zero-Dark Thirty,” meant to emphasize President Obama’s “courage” in getting Osama bin Laden. Gee, until the release of that film, I didn’t even know Obama was there. I mean, I’d heard he shot skeet occasionally but never realized it went beyond that.

The film is tentatively titled “Rodham,” and “will focus on Clinton’s days as a Washington lawyer in 1974 — when she was, among other things, advising the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal,” according to a Mediaite report.

This is a good thing for Clinton. No need to bring up that nasty Whitewater scandal she was in up to her neck, or her repeated lie to the American people that Benghazi was the result of yet another movie. After all, those matters are all old news. What she did in 1974 is fresher, right?

At any rate, four actresses are in the running to portray the younger Clinton, two of whom I’ve actually heard of, which I suppose, is a sign of my age. They are Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson.

Clinton’s photo, circa 1974, is shown alongside each of the four hopefuls. Which do you think captures Clinton the best visually? Any of them? None of them? If you have someone else in mind, let us know. Photo credits Mediaite.

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