Hillary Clinton movie 'Rodham' dropped by Lionsgate (Exclusive)

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Lionsgate has dropped "Rodham," the upcoming movie about Hillary Clinton's early years, TheWrap has learned. The producers are currently searching for a new home for the project, which James Ponsoldt is still attached to direct.

Lionsgate did not disclose a reason for dropping "Rodham," as a spokesperson for the studio declined to comment.

Clinton is not believed to have pressured the studio to drop the project, though it's unlikely the film would have benefited her presidential campaign. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Rob Friedman and his wife, Shari, hosted an afternoon fundraiser for the former Secretary of State on Sept. 27.

Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment are producing "Rodham" with Richard Arlook of the Arlook Group. They had originally hoped to start production in the spring of 2014, according to reports.

The producers have had discussions with Robin Swicord to rewrite Young Il Kim's original screenplay, which was voted to the 2012 Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. While Swicord has expressed interest in working on "Rodham," she is not officially involved with the project and won't be until it finds a new financier.

Set during the height of the Watergate scandal, "Rodham" finds Hillary as the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon. She soon finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend who now teaches law in Arkansas.

Ponsoldt is currently filming the Tom Hanks-Emma Watson movie "The Circle," which makes it unlikely that "Rodham" could hit theaters before next year's election in November.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Louis C.K.' Episode 1683 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, Kyle Mooney, Jay Pharoah and Beck Bennett during the 'Summertime Cold Open' skit on May 16, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Louis C.K.' Episode 1683 -- Pictured: (l-r) Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, Jay Pharoah, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney during the 'Summertime Cold Open' skit on May 16, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Hemsworth' Episode 1677 -- Pictured: Kate McKinnon as Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 'Hillary Cold Open' skit on March 7, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Miley Cyrus' Episode 1643 -- Pictured: (l-r) Miley Cyrus as Hillary Clinton, Kenan Thompson as Sway Calloway -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Michael Phelps' Episode 1532 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin, Amy Poehler as Senator Hillary Clinton during the 'A Nonpartisan Message From Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton' skit on September 13, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton during the 'Hillary for President' skit on April 5, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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