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Hope Davis replaces Julianne Moore to play Hillary Clinton

MUMBAI: Julianne Moore, originally slated to play Hillary Clinton has pulled out because of a scheduling conflict. Hope Davis will now play the former First Lady and current Secretary of State.

The film that chronicles the unique and sometimes turbulent political relationship between newly installed British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, is slated to begin production on 20 July in London.


Dennis Quaid will play President Clinton while Michael Sheen will be seen as Prime Minister Blair with Helen McCrory enacting the role of Cherie Blair.


Oscar-nominated scribe Peter Morgan, who wrote the film had planned to make Special Relationship his directorial debut but pulled out from helming the same with Richard Loncraine stepping in to direct.


Morgan is executive producing with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Andy Harries and Christine Langan.


For Moore, the scheduling conflict arose from her commitment to the feature The Kids Are All Right.


Davis, who co-starred on HBO‘s In Treatment the last season is currently on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage for which she received a Tony nomination.

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