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McDougal: Theron, 'Crash' Director on Board for Movie about Her

CAMDEN, AR - Susan McDougal, who spent 18 months in prison for refusing to testify before a Whitewater grand jury, says Oscar winner Charlize Theron may portray her in a planned film based on her book about the experience.

McDougal, a Camden native, says she's lobbied producers to film parts of an adaptation of "The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk" in southern Arkansas, including her hometown. 

As of now, she says screenwriter Paul Haggis has joined the project, which will focus on how she refused to testify before a special grand jury assembled by Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr.  Haggis himself is an Oscar winner after writing the script for the 2004 film "Crash," which he also directed.

McDougal says Kevin Bacon has been discussed to play the role of her late husband Jim McDougal, who died in 1998.

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