Once Carey Mulligan turned down the lead in director James Ponsoldt’s Hillary Clinton biopic Rodham, the net was cast wide to find another actress to take on the role. One of those caught up in its reach is Brie Larson.
While on the press junket for the upcoming Short Term 12, the actress told Up & Commers (via Bleeding Cool) that she had been sent a copy of writer Young Il Kim’s screenplay and she “would definitely be interested in the role”.
They’ve sent me the script. I just haven’t been able to read anything lately. I have a stack of scripts and I’m just…maybe, I have a long flight coming up, maybe I can read it then… But yeah, I’m interested.
I can see how any actress would be interested in the role. There is definitely a surfeit of strong roles for women in Hollywood, and Kim’s script, which landed on the number 4 spot on last year’s Black List, definitely provides one in this story of a young Yale Law graduate working her way up the Washington, DC ladder but who is simultaneously being pulled away from it by her Arkansas politican boyfriend.
And it is possible that Larson has an inside track, having already worked with director Ponsoldt on The Spectacular Now.