David Oyelowo To Star In TV Adaption of THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally retouched) Actor David Oyelowo is photographed during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at The Mayfair Hotel on October 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

David Oyelowo (Selma) will star in a drama series adaption of James Patterson’s The President Is Missing.

In The President Is Missing, a powerless and politically aimless vice president (Oyelowo) unexpectedly becomes president halfway into his administration’s first term, despite his every wish to the contrary. He walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. Attacked by 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.

Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks had this to say:

“David brings such enormous depth, sensitivity and power to every role he plays. 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 series is based on the bestseller by Former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, which was the No. 1 novel of 2018 and has sold more than 2.3 million copies in North America alone.

Oyelowo also will executive produce The President Is Missing alongside Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie; Peckham, who penned the adaptation; Heather McQuarrie; as well as Clinton and Patterson.


SOURCE: Deadline.com