Hillary Clinton has teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce a TV drama that deals with women getting the right to vote.
Adapted from the book titled, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” the show will focus on the women’s suffrage movement and the battle over the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
“At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box, and Elaine Weiss’ unforgettable book tells the story of the female leaders who– in the face of towering economic, racial and political opposition– fought for and won American women’s right to vote,” the former Democratic presidential candidate shared, according to the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton To Appear On CBS Show In Fall)
“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,” she added. “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.”
“I am thrilled to be working with Elaine, Steven and everyone at Amblin Television on bringing this important project to audiences everywhere,” she continued.
The former Secretary of State will serve as executive producer with Spielberg’s Amblin Television co-presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey and author/journalist Weiss to either adapt the book into a TV movie or limited series. This will be Clinton’s debut in such role.