David Oyelowo to Star in Showtime’s ‘The President Is Missing’ Pilot Based on Bill Clinton-James Patterson Book

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David Oyelowo to Star in Showtime’s ‘The President Is Missing’ Pilot Based on Bill Clinton-James Patterson Book
David Oyelowo will star in and executive produce Showtime’s adaptation of the novel “The President Is Missing” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, the network announced on Tuesday.

In the project, which has been ordered to pilot, Oyelowo will play a powerless and politically aimless Vice President who unexpectedly becomes President halfway into his administration’s first term, despite his every wish to the contrary.

Per Showtime, “He walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. Attacked by both friends and enemies alike, with scandal and conspiracy swirling around him, he is confronted with a terrible choice: keep his head down, toe the party line and survive, or act on his stubborn, late-developing conscience and take a stand.”

“David brings such enormous depth, sensitivity and power to every role he plays,” Showtime
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