Hollywood drops plans for a Hillary Clinton movie


You know things are bad for Hillary Clinton when even her Hollywood supporters are bailing on her.

According to a report by TheWrap.com, movie studio Lionsgate Motion Picture Group has dropped plans to make “Rodham,” a film about Hillary’s life before marrying Bill Clinton. Lionsgate allowed the option they held on the film to expire, making it unlikely it would be made and released in time to help promote her before the presidential election should another studio pick it up. This is all assuming, of course, she is the Democratic nominee; despite her strong support from the Hollywood community, her political troubles seem to make them reluctant to jump on the Clinton bandwagon.

The screenplay for “Rodham” was written by Young Il Kim, and is being produced by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment and Richard Arlook of the Arlook Group. They had hoped to start production on the film in 2014, but those plans fell through, and this new setback makes the film’s production highly unlikely.

TheWrap.com details the film’s focus, which seemed to heroically portray Hillary as someone destined for the White House:

Set during the height of the Watergate scandal, “Rodham” finds Hillary as the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon. 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 who now teaches law in Arkansas.
It seems Hollywood is determined to deify Hillary Clinton and make her election as President an inevitability. In fact, Lionsgate co-chairman Rob Friedman hosted a fundraiser for Hillary in September. However, it appears there isn’t enough support for a Hillary movie if even a pro-Clinton studio like Lionsgate cannot get the film made.

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