Via Andrea Morabito:
Los Angeles – NBC has ordered a four-hour miniseries based on the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton that will star Diane Lane, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced at the TCA press tour Saturday.
The project will be written and directed by Courtney Hunt and recount Clinton’s life from her time living in the White House as First Lady (the role of Bill Clinton has not yet been cast) to her tenure as Secreatry of State. Greenblatt said he didn’t think the project would be affected whether or not Clinton decides to run for President in 2016.
“We have to think about the timing of it,” he said. “She’s probably not going to declare her candidacy for two more years. This could well have aired before that.”
Diana Lane is a the obvious choice to play Hillary. The two could be twins. Many important casting decisions remain, though. For example, who’s going to portray Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, and Monica Lewinsky, to name just a few.