Hillary Clinton Miniseries Announced

Hillary Clinton Miniseries Announced

Hillary Clinton, the miniseries. NBC just announced plans for a four hour mini-series about the former Secretary of State. Actress Diane Lane is set to play Hillary.

The miniseries is called Hillary, and it will follow her life from the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, to now.

No word on who will play Bill Clinton. Some names being thrown around include John Travolta who played a Bill Clinton look-a-like in Primary Colors. Actor Dennis Quaid played Clinton in the HBO film The Special Relationship.

Last year, Bill Clinton told movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on CNN who he would want to play him in a movie about his life.

"Brad Pitt?" asked Weinstein.

"Too good looking," replied Clinton.

"George Clooney?" asked Weinstein.

"George Clooney is at least more my size. He's good looking, but you could put bulbous things on his nose and you could do makeup," said Clinton.

So, who will play Monica Lewinsky? How about Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, or Olivia Munn, from HBO's The Newsroom.

Meanhwile, Hillary is said to be furious that her name is being dragged into the Anthony Weiner scandal, according to today's New York Post.

Some feel Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, a former top aide to Hillary, was referring to the Clintons when she made this remark last week: "Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs."

The Post quotes one source close to the Clintons as saying: "How dare they compare Huma with Hillary?"

INSIDE EDITION asked Abedin her reaction to the report, but she had no comment.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell spoke to sources close to the Clinton's and spoke to Savannah Guthrie on the Today show about it.

"Where are the Clinton's on all of this?" asked Guthrie.

"They are not at all happy. They are loyal to Huma, but at this point even some friends, mutual friends, are saying, 'Why is she letting this happen to Hillary Clinton, her longtime mentor?'

Top Clinton aides, like former Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, are putting the heat on Weiner to back out of the race.  

Myers said on Face The Nation, "This isn't a story that anybody, particularly the Clinton's is happy to see splashed all over the front pages and all over the news, relentlessly. I think they, as much as anyone, would like to see this go away. If they could choose, they would have Weiner get out of the race, and Huma get on with her life."