The film, which will be produced by The Arlook Group and Temple Hill Entertainment, is set during the Watergate scandal, where a young Hillary Rodham is chosen for a committee to impeach Richard Nixon, whose responsibilities she must juggle with her relationship with her former boyfriend and future husband, Bill Clinton.
Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Richard Arlook will produce.
Ponsoldt has made a solid impression on Hollywood with his indie drama “Smashed” and Sundance darling “The Spectacular Now”. This news comes hot on the heels of being attached to adapt the script for “Pippin” and being tapped to write and direct “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock”.
He is repped by UTA.