(USA Today) -- As Hillary Clinton is widely expected to make a second presidential run in 2016, NBC is planning a sure-to-be-controversial miniseries about the former first lady and secretary of State.
Diane Lane (Unfaithful) will star in the project, which has yet to cast an actor to play the former president. But it will begin in 1998, midway through Bill Clinton's second term, when the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal engulfed the family.
Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) will write and direct the four-hour project.
Will NBC run afoul of campaign laws that require equal time for presidential candidates? Not if the network gets the project on in a hurry.
"She's not going to probably declare her candidacy for two more years," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said, "so this could well have aired before that."