James Ponsoldt's Hillary Clinton biopic, Rodham, is still in the early stages of development, so it hasn't received a ton of attention yet - per its IMDb page, no roles have even been cast at this point. But thanks to The Daily Beast, we now have a handful of reasons to definitely pay some attention to this project: The site got its hands on a copy of the script, and in short, it's kind of amazing.
The film is set to follow Hillary's early career, while she was working as a lawyer for the House impeachment inquiry staff during the height of the Watergate Scandal. It also focuses on the early stages of her relationship with Bill Clinton - who, in the script, "is described as a 'Viking' with a 'full mane' and 'six-inch beard.'" Sure.
Hillary, on the other hand, is described as "a blonde with an 'awful haircut' whose face is obscured by a 'hideous pair of Coke-bottle glasses' and who is, in totality, 'the valedictorian of the look-like-shit school of feminism.'"
Some of the best bits, as published by The Daily Beast:
And let's not overlook Bill and Hillary's steamy love scene:
And, of course:
It's full of fun facts as well:
There is also a line about how Hillary flirts with Republican William Weld, because she thinks he "resembles Ryan O’Neal in Love Story." The '70s, ey?
The script was written by Young Il Kim, and it placed fourth on the 2012 Black List. We can see why.
[via The Daily Beast]