David Oyelowo to guide Showtime’s The President is Lacking
Showtime has introduced that Emmy and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma, Nightingale, A Wrinkle in Time) will play the title position within the drama sequence The President is Lacking.
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In The President is Lacking, a powerless and politically aimless Vice President (Oyelowo) unexpectedly turns into President midway into his administration’s first time period, regardless of his each want to the opposite. He walks proper right into a secret, world-threatening disaster, each inside and outdoors the White Home. Attacked by each associates and enemies alike, with scandal and conspiracy swirling round him, he’s confronted with a horrible alternative: hold his head down, toe the celebration line and survive, or act on his cussed, late-developing conscience and take a stand.
“David brings such monumental depth, sensitivity, and energy to each position he performs,” stated Gary Levine, President of Leisure at Showtime Networks Inc. “Having him as our lead ensures that our sequence may have the exhilarating suspense of a political thriller together with the juicy complexity of a personality drama.”
The President is Lacking is written by Anthony Peckham (Invictus) wrote the difference. The sequence is govt produced by Christopher McQuarrie and Heather McQuarrie and co-executive produced by Jillian Share for Invisible Ink Productions. Peckham, Invoice Clinton, James Patterson, Invoice Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Oyelowo can even govt produce.
The pilot was ordered by Showtime and is at the moment in pre-production with filming scheduled to start in 2020.
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The sequence is predicated on the bestselling novel by President Invoice Clinton and James Patterson, which was the No. 1 novel of 2018 and has offered over 2.three million copies in North America alone.