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'Rodham': Movie on Hillary's Watergate role set for production

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A new and acclaimed movie script about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role in the 1974 impeachment of President Nixon is moving toward production, buoyed by the backing of the producers of the "Twilight" series.

The indie movie about Clinton's early days in Washington with the House Judiciary Committee as it probed the Watergate scandal is based on a script titled "Rodham" by writer Young Il Kim. The script took fourth place on the 2012 "Black List," which ranks unfinished screenplays.

"Rodham's" plot, according to Kim: "During the height of the Watergate scandal, rising star Hillary Rodham is the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to impeach Nixon, but she soon finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend who now teaches law in Arkansas."

Since she left the White House as Bill Clinton's first lady, Hillary has dropped Rodham from her name.

Hollywood website The Wrap said the movie project already has a director attached to it. He's James Ponsoldt, director of "The Spectacular Now," which won raves at the Sundance Film Festival.

The website also revealed the producers, "Twilight's" Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. No hints yet on who will play Clinton.

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