Addison Timlin lands role as young Hillary Clinton

Addison Timlin will star in the film about the former U.S. First Lady's time spent in Alaska before her law career began.

Californication actress Addison Timlin has been cast as a young Hillary Clinton in forthcoming film When I'm a Moth.

The biographical project will chronicle the early post-college years of the former U.S. First Lady and presidential candidate, who travelled to Alaska at 22 years old and worked odd jobs before starting her law career in 1969, reports TheWrap.

Directors Magdalena Zyzak and Zachary Cotler will take charge of the movie, which they also co-wrote. The pair describe the project as one focused on “female power”, though Cotler has insisted it’s “not a biopic”.

Talking to TheWrap recently, he explained: “It’s about how politics makes you not real.”

Timlin follows in the footsteps of fellow actress Teresa Barnwell, who has frequently portrayed Clinton on TV shows like Roseanne, Step by Step, and The Nanny, while Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon famously spoofed Clinton on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live in the run up to the November (16) election, which saw Clinton to lose to Donald Trump.

The 25-year-old is currently at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals to promote her latest movie Like Me, in which she plays a young woman who documents her crime spree on social media in a bid to form genuine human connections.

Timlin has been sharing snaps from her time at the event on social media, taking to Instagram to reveal her excitement at the film being screened.

“LIKE ME world premiere @sxsw,” she captioned a shot of a movie theatre on Monday (13Mar17), after which she uploaded a picture of herself in character as Kiya.

“So proud of this motion picture #likeme Congrats to the team,” she wrote alongside it, reaching out to director and writer Robert Mockler and her co-stars including Ian Nelson and Jeremy Gardner.

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