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Bad News: NBC, CNN Scrap Hillary Clinton Movies

September 30th, 2013 - 3:07 pm
Diane Lane. Isn't the striking resemblance to Hillary immediately apparent?

Diane Lane. Isn’t the striking resemblance to Hillary immediately apparent?

“NBC has scrapped its controversial Hillary Clinton miniseries project,” the Hollywood Reporter, err, reports:

After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.

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The news comes hours after CNN Films opted to cancel its planned documentary on the former Secretary of State and First Lady after pressure from both Democrats and Republicans.

NBC announced in July that it was developing a four-hour miniseries based on Clinton starring Diane Lane, with plans to air the effort before Clinton was likely to announce her candidacy for president.

I dunno, I was kind of looking forward to the science fiction value of seeing the perpetually pantsuited former first lady portrayed by the eminently sexy and completely miscast Diane Lane.

Any chance of Hollywood dusting off the proposed Annette Benning as Helen Thomas project from 2008 to make amends?

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I share your disappointment that neither of those stinkers will get made. Hollywood often blithely assumes everyone will just *love* their political slobbering, but every so often the voice of reason makes a cruel entrance. Would *anyone* see a biopic of Hill on the eve of the '16 election as anything but a giant campaign ad?

Nice pic of Ms. Lane, too -- though it appears a bit dated, by, I'd say, about 20 years. She's 48 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000178/?ref_=sr_1), which was probably just old enough by Hollywood "standards" to play a senior citizen.
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"the Hollywood Reporter, err, reports:"

To err is human, to headline, sublime.

Diane Lane looks more like the women Bill slept with than she does Hillary.
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