Hillary Clinton vs. Richard Nixon: The MovieOf all the movie treatments thrown around ahead of Hillary Clinton's inevitable 2016 presidential run, "Rodham" actually sounds the most interesting.
Of all the movie treatments thrown around ahead of Hillary Clinton’s inevitable 2016 presidential run, “Rodham” actually sounds the most interesting.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (by way of Political Wire), Lionsgate, the studio behind the “Saw” and “Hunger Games” movies, is in early talks (Hollywood jargon for “lunch”) to back the project.
It reportedly focuses on Hillary Clinton’s early years (hence the title, her maiden name), when she was a lawyer working to impeach President Richard Nixon. Of course there’s also a romantic angle: Will she or won’t she settle down with Bill and move to the sticks.
NBC was working on a miniseries about Clinton and CNN had a documentary in the works, but both were canned. The Republican Party threatened to boycott any network that gave Clinton what it viewed as a free media advantage headed into the election.
Of course Lionsgate doesn’t have to worry about GOP talking heads, candidates and debaters cooperating with its programming schedule. Despite being one of the most profitable film studios, Lionsgate is an independent, publicly traded company based in Santa Monica, Calif.
— Posted by Peter Z. ScheerWait, before you go…
If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.
Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.Support Truthdig
There are currently no responses to this article.
Be the first to respond.