Hillary Clinton may have been the darling of Hollywood but it seems the mighty dollar may be pulling rank.
A new book about Clinton’s failed presidential campaign may be launching onto the small screen as a limited television series, according to the New York Times.
“Shattered,” about Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated campaign, has been optioned by Sony’s TriStar Television for a limited series. Story coming.
— Sydney Ember (@melbournecoal) May 4, 2017
“Shattered,” about the doomed Clinton campaign, is heading for the small screen. Question is: Who will play Hillary? https://t.co/whAUkmPp9d
— Sydney Ember (@melbournecoal) May 4, 2017
The Clinton camp has been busy pouring water on the unflattering portrayal of the former Democratic nominee in “Shattered,” a new book by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.
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Now that book has been optioned for a limited series by TriStar Television, a division of Sony Pictures Television, and Davis Entertainment, according to Times reporter Sydney Ember. Though no network has yet been attached to the project and no writers have been announced, the authors’ literary agent, Bridget Matzie, confirmed the deal.
@melbournecoal Like living through it once wasn’t enough.
— Ann Boger (@ann_boger) May 4, 2017
Game Change III: This Can’t Be Happening It’s Happening Isn’t It Yes It’s Definitely Happening God Is Dead https://t.co/i0Qig4peR8
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 4, 2017
And it seems “Shattered” may not be alone as political journalists and analysts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s latest book project about the election of 2016 is already set to become an HBO mini-series.
@SethAMandel Now she’s going to lose on TV, too! God is cruel, I say!
— Suresh Karanam (@sureshkaran) May 4, 2017
@SethAMandel Oh FFS. No. Just no. MAKE IT STOP!!!! *pulls hair*
— Kristine ❀♡❀♡ (@KristineAz) May 5, 2017
If the characterization of Clinton and the dysfunction in her campaign portrayed in the book are accurate, her team will have their hands full with a television series. They have already been busy trying to counter the negative images from the book.
I don’t recognize the campaign depicted in Shattered. It was tough but we stuck together & all our proud of how hard our candidate fought. https://t.co/fJMeYtS0PK
— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) April 19, 2017
I was in hospital for 3 wks aftr 2 surgeries & tough diagnosis. HFA staff + HRC + WJC made me a video. Thats not “shattered”, thats family https://t.co/xUo715TosR
— Tyrone Gayle (@TyroneGayle) April 20, 2017
“It’s hard to read a depiction of the campaign that paints a dedicated, cohesive team as mercenaries with questionable motives who lacked a loyalty to a candidate described as ‘imperial’ and removed from the campaign,” Christina Reynolds, Clinton’s deputy communications director for the campaign, wrote in a post on Medium.
The campaign wasn’t easy, but I don’t agree with the depiction in a new book. My take on our HFA family: https://t.co/VW6dL3ObXa
— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) April 19, 2017
If “Shattered” moves forward to make a television debut, the bets will probably be on to guess which actors and actresses will be chosen for the main parts.
Meanwhile, Twitter users generously offered their reactions and suggestions.
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@melbournecoal no interest
— Margaret Crowley (@CrowleyAntmarga) May 4, 2017
@melbournecoal The operative phrase, being ‘small screen’…..
— TheBoracle (@ThBoracle) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal Will anything be filmed in Wisconsin?…oh wait, Hillary never campaigned in Wisconsin.
— Irishsox05 (@Irishsox05) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal One thing’s for sure, it’ll be funnier than SNL or Colbert.
— Pete Wilson (@SirBill76) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal They should change the name to “extreme carelessness.”
— RandomGuy (@RandomGuyStuff) May 4, 2017
@melbournecoal Political “Game of Thrones. ” ?
— Cathy Buchanan ?? (@CBuch64) May 4, 2017
— Jeremy (@The_Smirker) May 4, 2017
@melbournecoal Sorry, I’ll pass.
— IWillResistTrump (@JetScoozr77) May 4, 2017
@melbournecoal Is it too soon to start suggesting music?
I have a few good ideas.
— Adri (@Adri64307529) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal Meryl Streep of course. Except she’ll demand a re-write wherein she wins and saves the galaxy. Or something like that.
— BIZBO (@GKG_77) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal We all know it’s going to be Scarjo in old lady make-up.
— Angelo (@angelo100) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal This will somehow, work out to be profitable for the Clinton’s. Yawn… pic.twitter.com/ES2arTNtDB
— Red Dirt Ready (@SwTkthe1) May 5, 2017
@melbournecoal Alec Baldwin.
— got Trump? ??? (@TaraLawlor2) May 4, 2017
@melbournecoal Martin Short!
— Jeff Nichols (@Jeff_Nichols_82) May 4, 2017
@melbournecoal the devil
— USA (@ChuckCollier76) May 4, 2017
Who do you think should play the main characters in a potential new Hillary series?
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