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Carey Mulligan rejects Clinton role

Carey Mulligan has turned down the role of Hillary Clinton in a new biopic on the former First Lady, according to reports.

The Hollywood Reporter said that The Great Gatsby actress was offered the role after recently meeting up with Rodham's director James Ponsoldt.

But it said that the British actress did not want to commit to the role at this point.

The news follows reports that An Education star Carey had emerged as the top choice to play the US politician in the film, which focuses on Hillary's formative years working on the Richard Nixon impeachment hearings in the 70s, before she married fellow politician Bill Clinton.

Jessica Chastain has already denied she is taking the role, while Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried and Emma Stone were also rumoured to be in the running for the film, written by Young Il-Kim.

Carey, 28, will next star in Ethan and Joel Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

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