First Lincoln, Now Washington: NBC Prepping Presidential Series, Barry Levinson To Direct

First Lincoln, Now Washington: NBC Prepping Presidential Series, Barry Levinson To Direct
Forget vampires and zombies...the hottest new trend? Presidents. Okay, so it's not quite a full-on phenomenon yet, but clearly we're in a bit of moment where the nation's founders are getting their due on the big screen. Of course, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is now speechifying in theaters across the country and if NBC has its way, each week you'll get the first President of the United States Of America piped into your home. The network has enlisted "The King's Speech" screenwriter David Seidler, "Downton Abbey" dude Gareth Neame and "Oz" producer Tom Fontana for a new series based on the acclaimed book "Washington: A Life" by Ron Chernow. The show -- which for now is being called "George Washington," obvs -- will potentially "move back and forth through the war hero and president's life and tell the little-known and unlikely story of his survival and triumph, revealing his true.
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