Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg Team Up to Create TV Series about Women’s Suffrage
Hillary Clinton is about to add executive producer to her resume.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clinton is teaming up with acclaimed director/producer Steven Spielberg to adapt the book by Elaine Weiss called ‘The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” as either a TV movie or mini series on a cable network.
Clinton will also guest star in the upcoming season of the CBS show Madame Secretary.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Sources say as Weiss was writing the book, she was struck by the parallels between the women’s suffrage movement and the 2016 presidential election between Clinton and Donald Trump. It then became a priority for the author and journalist — whose work has appeared in multiple publications and on NPR — to get her book in Clinton’s hands. Eventually, she met a bookstore owner who delivered The Woman’s Hour to Clinton. The latter, sources say, loved the contemporary and relevant issues the book tackled and felt it would be an important story to tell on TV while also creating strong roles for women. Clinton called her attorney, Robert Barnett at Williams Connolly, and eventually met and hit it off with Weiss before calling frequent supporter Spielberg, who brought in Amblin TV.
Poor Hillary. That crippling loss to Trump is going to haunt her forever, but comparing it to the fight for women’s right to vote? Seems like a stretch.
Despite moaning about losing for the past two years, she seems to be profiting off of it pretty well. First a bestselling memoir about what went wrong and now landing a high profile job to produce a potential hit TV show?
Sucks to be you, Mrs. Clinton.