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Clintons & Monica Lewinsky Reunite



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    The film will cover the heady years of Clinton's administration when his Oval Office affair with intern Lewinsky dominated media coverage through the time that Hillary won a seat in the Senate.

    Bubba is back in the limelight -- and so is his baggage.

    The Clinton-era White House is slated to make its big screen debut with Dennis Quaid playing Bill Clinton and Julianne Moore co-staring as then-first lady Hillary Clinton in "Special Relationship" a film penned by British screenwriter Peter Morgan, the New York Daily News reported

    The film will cover the heady years from Bubba's Oval Office affair with intern Monica Lewinsky to Hillary's election to the Senate.

    The Academy Award-winning screenwriter will also focus on the increasing frustrations of Tony Blair -- who became the British prime minister during Clinton's tenure in the White House -- as the sex scandal became center stage during Clinton's second term.

    An actress will not be cast to play Lewinsky, who will be portrayed through archival news footage, he told British news outlets.

    HBO is in talks to produce the movie, sources told the News.

    "Everything that happened pre-9/11 is now just Jurassic history and we've completely forgotten it, and therefore to explore what happened 10 or 15 years ago is really, really interesting," Morgan told the Sunday Express.

    Actors Russell Crowe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin and Tim Robbins were also considered at one point to play the role of Bubba.

    Michael Sheen, who has played Blair twice before and co-starred in "Frost/Nixon" as David Frost, will play the prime minister in the film.

    The film will be shot in London and Washington this summer.