“When I’m a Moth” depicts 22-year-old Clinton in the summer of 1969, between her Wellesley College graduation and years of law school. She used the time to take a road trip to Alaska, where she worked odd jobs, including gutting fish at a salmon cannery ― an experience she recounted on the campaign trail. According to her official website, she was quickly fired from the gig for voicing concerns about the facility’s health conditions.
Addison Timlin is set to portray the former presidential candidate. Timlin had a guest arc on “Californication” and a supporting role in “That Awkward Moment,” but you should really see her as a nun returning home to her dysfunctional family in last year’s sweet, humorous “Little Sister,” currently streaming on Netflix.
Written and directed by Magdalena Zyzak and Zachary Cotler, “When I’m a Moth” has already wrapped production, according to The Wrap.
Clinton isn’t the only prominent politician to inspire film projects lately. Barack Obama saw two similar movies made about his life last year. “Southside with You” chronicled his first date with future first lady Michelle Robinson in 1989. “Barry,” which Netflix bought at the Toronto Film Festival, depicted Obama in 1981, then a transfer student struggling with his identity at Columbia University.
“When I’m a Moth” is also just one of several forthcoming projects that will dramatize Clinton. Last week, HBO announced a miniseries novelizing the 2016 election, from the team behind the Emmy-winning “Game Change.” Meanwhile, “Zero Dark Thirty” scribe Mark Boal and producer Megan Ellison are spearheading a separate miniseries about the election, based on original investigative reporting. And the next season of “American Horror Story” will revolve around the aftermath of the campaigns, although series co-creator Ryan Murphy said Clinton and Donald Trump will not be prominent characters but rather serve as a springboard.
There’s also “Rodham,” the indie movie based on a 2012 Black List script about Clinton’s days as an Arkansas lawyer in the 1970s. James Ponsoldt (”The Spectacular Now,” ”The End of the Tour”) is set to direct. Screenwriter Young Il Kim has said the project could begin production this year. Carey Mulligan was up for the role a few years ago, but she reportedly turned it down.