BUILDING A BLOCKBUSTER TO THE 21ST CENTURY

If Bill Clinton felt like vetoing his on-screen portrayal in this summer's Contact, wait until he gets a peek at next year's Primary Colors. The $65 millionish feature is based on the best-selling roman a clef that portrays an ambitious Governor named Jack Stanton whose presidential campaign is rocked by bimbo eruptions and accusations of draft dodging. The movie, which director Mike Nichols finished shooting last week, stars John Travolta as Stanton, Emma Thompson as his strong-willed wife Susan and Billy Bob Thornton as a James Carville-type campaign manager.

So far, everybody--well, nearly everybody--seems to feel the President's pain and has...

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