Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will make her debut as an executive producer when she teams up with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to adapt a critically acclaimed book on women’s suffrage for the small screen.
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss, tells the tumultuous story of the decades-long campaign for the right of women to vote, following the lives of the activists at its vanguard.
I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Steven Spielberg to bring @efweiss5’s book “The Woman’s Hour” to TV. It’s about the women who fought for suffrage nearly 100 years ago. We stand on their shoulders, and I’m delighted to have a hand in helping to tell their stories.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 1, 2018
“Unfolding over six weeks in the summer of 1920, The Woman’s Hour is both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times,” Clinton told the Hollywood Reporter. “So much could have gone wrong, but these American women would not take no for an answer: their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate.”
It is understood that Clinton will be involved in the search for a writer and also eventually the script, director and casting.
Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.