The casting rumblings for Hillary Rodham Clinton's biopic have already begun. So far, it looks like the team behind "Rodham" is aiming high for its leading lady, with a list full of award-winners and stunners like Amanda Seyfried, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Chastain reportedly "interested" in the starring role.

Director James Ponsoldt told The Independent, "They're all wonderful actresses. We're very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We're in an enviable position."

It was only a month ago that The Daily Beast snagged a copy of the script for "Rodham," news that was quickly followed by an announcement that Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now," "Smashed") signed on to direct. It sounds like the team behind "Rodham" is raring to go, but without names being attached to this project, it will be difficult to snag cash from investors. How far along this casting process really is is anybody's guess, but attaching high-profile names is a surefire way to get the Hollywood sharks circling.

It will be interesting to see how the shooting script differs from the one leaked to The Daily Beast, especially given the steamy sex scene and the less-than-flattering description of Clinton. Things get even even more interesting given the film and TV credits of the two main producers, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Between them, they've worked on "The Twilight Saga," "Revenge," "Safe Haven," and "Dear John."

With an eye towards a November 2016 release -- right around the election -- it's clear that the people behind "Rodham" want to be taken seriously. We'll just have to wait and see.

[via The Wrap h/t The Independent]

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