The life of former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodman Clinton will be featured for a four-hour mini-series which captures fifteen years of her life. Diane Lane, who also starred in ‘Secretariat’ has been named to play the former first lady. The air date has not yet been announced, but NBC is already stirring nomination gold on the release of the biopic.
Most are now wondering who will play former President Bill Clinton. There has been no name dropping of potential actors for the role. The series will recount the life of Hillary from the year 1998 to present date. Rumors suggest the making of this series could either help or hurt the potential presidential bid Hillary may aim for in the 2016 presidential election.
‘USA Today’ reports NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt is not worried about the campaign law that states that presidential candidates receive equal press time during an election. The series announcement isn’t significant to the election, the chairman has stated. In regards to inquires he responded, “She’s not going to probably declare her candidacy for two more years, so this could well have aired before that.”
The story-line will start during Clinton’s second era of presidency. The script is expected to cover both positive and negative information reports within the White House and include Hillary’s run for office. Producers, Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield), James D. Stern (The Brothers Bloom), Julie Goldstein (Looper) and Lucas Smith (Seeking Justice) will work cohesively to make the show a success. To Greenblatt’s knowledge, the Secretary of State had not been alerted to the show in process, surrounding her life.
Earlier this year, Hillary resigned formally from the post of Secretary of State. In her resignation letter, Hillary had thanked President Obama for extending the olive branch to join his cabinet. She wrote, “I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America’s global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world.” That kind of sounds like a challenge as well.
Then again many taxpayers may grumble about the series and how Hillary resigned. Rumors started surfacing shortly after the Benghazi attack, her husband had made the suggestion she quit. To this day and possibly as a red-flag during the 2016 presidency run, the question of “what really happened in Benghazi?” still remains a darkly, shrouded mystery. Many, including media outlets pointed to “political maneuvering” over the level of miscommunications. The American diplomatic mission ended tragically on September 11, 2012 when the group came under attack. Four diplomats were killed, including United States Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Thereafter is where information becomes spotty, disorganized and blurry. The nation became further divided and Hillary, whatever side one takes, was marred. The presidential debates of 2012 included candidate Mitt Romney calling into question the response of the administration and labeling the attack as an act of terrorism. When President Obama rebutted he had informed the nation the next day, the media red lights flashed and instant separation seethed across the country.
It will be interesting to see how NBC is going to manage the portions of the Benghazi attack, or if they will touch it at all. This mar is something that darkened the exit of Hillary Clinton, as John Kerry was sworn in as the new Secretary of State. The announcement is already making waves on social media. NBC may have just opened a Pandora’s box also known as ratings gold.