David Oyelowo to lead Showtime president is missing
Show time announced that Emmy and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale, A Wrinkle in Time) will play the lead role in the drama series The President is missing.
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In The President is Missing, a helpless and politically aimless vice president (Oyelowo) unexpectedly becomes president midway through his first term, despite all his wishes to the contrary. He enters a secret and threatening crisis to the world, inside and outside the White House. Attacked by friends and foes, with a scandal and conspiracy surrounding him, he is faced with a terrible choice: to keep his head down, to follow the party line and survive, or to act with his obstinate and late-developing conscience and take a stand. position.
“David brings tremendous depth, sensitivity and power to all the roles he plays,” said Gary Levine, entertainment president of Showtime Networks Inc. “Having him as our leader ensures that our series has the thrilling suspense of political suspense along with it. with the juicy complexity of a character drama. "
The President is missing is written by Anthony Peckham (Invictus) wrote the adaptation. The series is produced by Christopher McQuarrie and Heather McQuarrie and co-executive by Jillian Share of Invisible Ink Productions. Peckham, Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Oyelowo will also be executive producers.
The pilot was commissioned by Showtime and is currently in pre-production, with filming scheduled to begin in 2020.
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The series is based on the bestselling novel by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, which was the first book of 2018 and has sold over 2.3 million copies in North America alone.