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Hillary 'Love Story' Movie Still in the Works After NBC, CNN Cancel Specials
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Hillary 'Love Story' Movie Still in the Works After NBC, CNN Cancel Specials

NBC and CNN may have canceled their planned specials on Hillary Clinton after pressure to halt them, but there's still one movie in the works about the life of the former secretary of state.

"Rodham," a movie about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's time as a young lawyer during the Watergate era, is expected to be released ahead of the 2016 presidential election. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

From The New York Times, which reported that the movie will center on Clinton's time as a lawyer during the Watergate era:

While there has been no public sign of serious pressure on the filmmakers from either the Clinton camp or political adversaries, a person briefed on the film’s progress said the script had been toned down after public reports — notably, a detailed recap published on The Daily Beast Web site in May — made much of a sex scene and R-rated language.

The new version, this person said, will be more genteel, with a greater focus on the love story.

The movie, titled "Rodham," is expected to be released in late 2014 or early 2015, just as both the Democratic and Republican fields for the 2016 presidential election begin to take shape.

Clinton, who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2008, is seen as a serious contender for the Democratic nomination.


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