Carey Mulligan Frontrunner for Hillary Clinton Biopic

Actress Carey Mulligan, of all people, is reportedly the top choice to play former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in director James Ponsoldt’s upcoming biopic Rodham, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The 27-year-old Brit, who recently coasted her way through The Great Gatsby, will sit down with Ponsoldt to discuss the project in the coming days. Sources add that both sides are already willing to strike a deal.

Still, given the high-profile nature of the role, sources claim that  nothing has been set in stone yet, and that other actresses are still being considered for the part.

Among those previously listed to be interested in the project, which traces the early days of Clinton’s career as an up-and-coming lawyer in the 1970s: Scarlett Johansson; Reese Witherspoon; and Jessica Chastain.

Sorry, Amy Poehler!