David Oyelowo (A Wrinkle in Time, Don't Let Go, Chaos Walking) is playing the lead in the film adaptation of James Patterson's novel The President is Missing. Former President Bill Clinton co-wrote the novel as well. Showtime will air the series. Mr. Anthony Peckham wrote the screenplay. Mr. David Oyelowo, Leopoldo Gout, Bill Robinson, James Patterson, Bill Clinton, and Anthony Peckham will executive produce it. Ms. Heather McQuarrie and Mr. Christopher McQuarrie are co-executive for the project.
“David brings such enormous depth, sensitivity, and power to every role he plays,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc. “Having him as our lead ensures that our series will have the exhilarating suspense of a political thriller along with the juicy complexity of a character drama.”
The novel sold over two million copies in North America. Here is the goodreads synopsis of The President of Missing:
President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written a spellbinding thriller, The President is Missing.
As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and then goes missing...
Set in real time, over the course of three days, The President Is Missing is one of the most dramatic thrillers in decades. And it could all really happen. The President Is Missing is Bill Clinton and James Patterson's totally authentic and spellbinding thriller.
Source Material: deadline.com
Mr. David Oyelowo will join the cast that consist of Mr. Kyle Chandler and Ms. Felicity Jones. Mr. George Clooney will star, direct and produce the Netflix project. Mr. Mark L. Smith will adapt the screenplay. The film production will begin in October.
Oyelowo's upcoming films are Come Away, a fantasy movie with Angelina Jolie and a Peter Rabbit sequel.
David Oyelowo also produces and stars in a science-fiction film titled Don't Let Go that comes out on Aug. 30, 2019 which is nine days from now to be exact. I'll also post a blog interview with the director and screenwriter of Don't Let Go, Mr. Jacob Aaron Estes, on that day as well. I hope you check that interview out on Aug. 30th and definitely watch the film as well.
Source Material: hollywoodreporter.com
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