Addison Timlin to play young Hillary

IANS . Los Angeles | Update:

addisonA film showcasing the early years in the life of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is in production.

The indie film, titled “When I’m a Moth”, will feature actress Addison Timlin as young Clinton. The project will be co-written and co-directed by Magdalena Zyzak and Zachary Cotler, reports thewrap.com.

The film will focus on the time when Clinton did odd jobs in Alaska in 1969, between her college graduation and the start of her law career.

Cotler said “When I’m a Moth” would not be a biopic. Rather, he said that the film would be about “how politics makes you not real”.

Talking on her behalf, Timlin said: “There are plenty of moments where we’re like, ‘This didn’t happen’. It’s less about that time in her life and (more) about... This young woman starting to have the understanding that her life from that point forward will be lived in a very specific way as to not disturb anyone-to become a very well-liked person.”

Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Regarding Clinton’s loss, Timlin said that she was “so heartbroken” at that time.

“I was so sad for her. Playing her and thinking about her and reading about her and listening to her when she was a young woman, she is remarkable. And she is adorable and she is so well-spoken and she is so charming, really. And she’s done really incredible things, always-the whole time,” she added.

“When I’m a Moth” will release in the US in 2018.

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