Scarlett Johansson is rumored to portray Hillary Clinton in the upcoming biopic, Rodham.
Scarlett Johansson, 28, has not secured the role just yet: she is apparently up against Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried and Reese Witherspoon.
Rodham will focus on the early stages of Hilary Clinton’s career, when she was a lawyer in Washington.
The writer, Young il-Kim, was forced to deny reports earlier this year that the film was full of raunchy s** scenes when the script was leaked by The Daily Beast.
“<<Rodham>> is a journey of a woman who was torn between her personal desires and her professional ambition – both literally pulled her thousands of miles apart, because Bill did not want to leave Arkansas, and she did not want to leave Washington, D.C.,” Young il-Kim told Politico earlier this year.
Director James Ponstoldt, who was attached to the movie last month and casting for the prestigious role has only just begun.
James Ponstoldt describes Scarlett Johansson and the other candidates as “all wonderful actresses”, according to The Independent.
Scarlett Johansson is rumored to portray Hillary Clinton in the upcoming biopic, Rodham
He adds that they are “very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position”.
Scarlett Johansson was most recently seen on the big screen portraying Janet Leigh in the biographical comedy-drama, Hitchcock.
She has previously taken on a wide variety of roles, from the provocative Nola in Match Point to the demure Meg Windermere in A Good Woman.
Her competition is fierce, however, with Jessica Chastain having just received rave reviews for her performance in Zero Dark Thirty.
Amanda Seyfried was also applauded for her performance alongside Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables.
Reese Witherspoon, who has also played a diverse range of strong female roles, has recently appeared in the critically acclaimed Mud.
Anne Hathaway “threw a fit” when she saw a photo of the dress Amanda Seyfried would be wearing to this year Oscars.
Anne Hathaway, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, had planned to wear a gown by her good friend Valentino, but changed her mind after Amanda Seyfried shared an iPhone snap of her own Alexander McQueen creation – which was very similar – during a rehearsal.
“Anne was like, <<WTF?>>” a source told Us Weekly.
“She started throwing a fit!”
The scene left Amanda Seyfried, 27, “ruffled”, the source continued.
“Amanda didn’t want to deal with it and left,” they said.
Anne Hathaway, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, had planned to wear a gown by her good friend Valentino, but changed her mind after Amanda Seyfried shared an iPhone snap of her own Alexander McQueen creation
To her credit, Anne Hathaway, 30, did not try to persuade her fellow actress to change her dress, they added, instead taking it upon herself to address the situation.
The decision backfired on her though, with her stylists and beauty teams objecting to the wait as she agonized with stylist Rachel Zoe over the selection of a new gown, a second source told Us Weekly.
“Anne made the fashion, make-up, hair, and jewelry teams wait at her home for hours as she decided what to do about the dress debacle,” they said.
After trading her planned Valentino gown for a pale pink Prada creation, Anne Hathaway was forced to issue a public statement by way of apology to Valentino, whose press team had already sent out a press release announcing her choice, unaware of the last-minute switch.
After trading her planned Valentino gown for a pale pink Prada creation, Anne Hathaway was forced to issue a public statement by way of apology to Valentino
In a statement issued to People, Anne Hathaway explained: “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans.”
Anne Hathaway insisted that the trade was not intended as a snub to Valentino, who designed the wedding gown she wore to marry husband Adam Shulman last September.
“Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself,” the actress continued.
“I deeply regret any disappointment caused.”
Anne Hathaway first made reference to the gown switch when interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet on Sunday.
“I didn’t know what I was wearing until about three hours ago,” she told him.
“This was the one that spoke to me in the end.”
Her dress choice undoubtedly came as a surprise to Valentino, whose fashion house sent out a press release just before the awards show stating that it would be dressing Anne Hathaway, Sally Field and Jennifer Aniston.
Anne Hathaway certainly caused a stir in her backless pink satin Prada gown – complete with a very perky bust line – which she accessorized with a sparkling Tiffany necklace.
She has a long history of friendship with 80-year-old Valentino, who has said of the actress: “She’s a very good friend of mine. She’s like my daughter.”
Anne Hathaway has worn a number of Valentino creations to awards ceremonies – including the bold red strapless number she wore to host the Oscars in 2011.
Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has admitted that he is unclear who Anne Hathaway is.
Manolo Blahnik, 70, told Interview magazine: “Anne Hathaway… Pretty? Yes. Wonderful actress? Yes. But, I mean, I don’t even remember her. What is it about her?”
The shoe designer then went on to slam the Oscar nominee’s Les Miserables co-star, Amanda Seyfried, as equally forgettable.
“I don’t even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever – they’re all the same!” he said.
The interviewer tried to jog Manolo Blahnik’s memory of Anne Hathaway, reminding him that the actress was “very good as Cat Woman in The Dark Knight Rises”.
Manolo Blahnik responded: “As Cat Woman, yes, and I’m not saying she’s not beautiful or a great actress.”
He then added dismissively: “I just don’t remember her.”
Manolo Blahnik has admitted that he is unclear who Anne Hathaway is
Indeed, it seems Manol Blahnik only has admiration for a specific type of contemporary actress.
“The only one I remember is Julia Roberts because she’s particular,” he told the interviewer.
Manolo Blahnik says he became nostalgic for old-fashioned acting one weekend after watching the entire series of Nineties show Twin Peaks.
According to him, Twin Peaks stars, Lara Flynn Boyle and Sherilyn Fenn, are “old-school girls like Elizabeth Taylor”.
“[They] should be working now instead of these anonymous girls.”
Manolo Blahnik also recalled being captivated after bumping into Salma Hayek at an awards show when he was feeling unwell.
“I was waiting to be photographed,” he recounts.
“And I almost fainted on that girl, the tiny woman from France, no, from Mexico… Salma Hayek.”
Salma Hayek’s good looks and glamour clearly made an impression on the designer.
“She’s a sweet girl, beautiful,” he said.
“I love that. This is what I really love: Where are those girls?” Manolo Blahnik wondered aloud.
Anne Hathaway has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Les Miserables.