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Hillary Clinton on screen after all? Two films moving forward. (+video)

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(Read caption) Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones, entertainment editor Scott Powers, and reporter Mark Caro, discuss reasons for the fall-through of two media projects on Hillary Clinton.
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Earlier this week, two major news networks canceled television projects about Hillary Rodham Clinton because of increasing pressure from both sides of the aisle.

But two films are moving ahead about the early favorite among potential Democratic presidential candidates, which means Mrs. Clinton could very well be on the silver screen before the 2016 presidential election.

Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group, plans to release a film about her tenure as secretary of State, and in Hollywood, a screenplay of her young days as a lawyer on the Watergate case is slowly moving forward, according to reports by The Hollywood Reporter.

Citizens United will release its as-yet untitled film about Clinton before the 2016 presidential election, says David Bossie, the organization's president.

On the eve of the 2008 presidential primaries, Citizens United released "Hillary: The Movie," an unflattering portrayal of the then-presidential candidate. The Federal Election Commission placed restrictions on the film, which Citizens United wanted pay-per-view cable TV to air, on the grounds that it violated the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act. Citizens United then sued the FEC.


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