The Word: Is Scarlett Johansson going to play Hillary Clinton?

Barbara Walters and Hillary Clinton appear on "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012"  on ABC. Credit: Getty Images
Barbara Walters and Hillary Clinton appear on “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012″ on ABC. Credit: Getty Images

The casting call to portray Hillary Rodham Clinton in a new biopic about her life is looking pretty ferocious (and attractive). Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Jessica Chastain are among the actresses vying to play the Secretary of State in  “Rodham,” a new film which will focus on the early years of Clinton’s marriage and her time as a 20-something lawyer in Washington, D.C..

“They’re all wonderful actresses,” director James Ponsoldt told The Independent. “We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. …You don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive,” he continued.  “I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”

Not to knock Clinton’s looks (I think she is rather regal looking) but this is probably the first time Scarlett Johansson and Hillary Clinton have been mentioned in relation to one another … ever.


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