Lionsgate in Talks to Fund BlueCat Alum’s Biopic

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Young-Il Kim, 2006 BlueCat Grand Prize Winner

Lionsgate had a great holiday weekend with the second episode of ‘The Hunger Games’ hitting theaters. Now Deadline has reported that the company is in early talks to back the Hilary Clinton biopic ‘Rodham’, written by 2006 BlueCat Winner Young-Il Kim.

The project is currently being eyed by ‘The Spectacular Now’ helmer James Ponsoldt as his next directing vehicle and several noteworthy actresses are circling the title role–I’m sure it’s a part ripe for awards season. Carey Mulligan was in talks once upon a time, but after this year’s ‘Short Term 12’ (watch it now…like, right now), I think Brie Larson would make an outstanding Hilary Clinton.

Kim’s script deals with the early years of Hilary Clinton’s career, “when she was a hotshot young lawyer in D.C. and was torn between flourishing in Capitol Hill or going back to Arkansas to rekindle a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, a law teacher named Bill Clinton, who didn’t want to leave home.” It was featured on the 2012 Black List of the industry’s most popular unproduced screenplays.

We are ecstatic to hear Kim’s script about to take the next step towards the silver screen. Though the development process can be long, there’s nothing more magical when all the right pieces come together and create a wonderful film, especially one written by someone as talented as Kim.

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2 Responses to “Lionsgate in Talks to Fund BlueCat Alum’s Biopic”

  1. A word Says:

    December 3rd, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    It sounds like a great opportunity for someone. Too bad it is about Benghazi Hillary. We don’t need more propaganda. Do a documentary and maybe we will want to see that.

  2. londondave Says:

    December 9th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Hotshot lawyer? You mean law student, surely.

    She failed the D.C. bar and was kicked off the Nixon investigation (as a LOW level staffer) for lying.

    But then who says biopics need to actually have real biography in them.

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