Hollywood tries to put Obama back in the White House

A workplace comedy which will revolve around White House employees and staffers who used to work for former President Barack Obama is currently in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Universal Pictures has optioned From the Corner of the Oval, a book proposal by Beck Dorey-Stein, a former White House stenographer,” according to the report, which notes that the movie option “comes after Random House Publishing Group division Spiegel & Grau preemptively picked up the proposal in a seven-figure two-book deal.”

The book is slated for publication in 2018.

From the Corner of the Oval is not a book about the inner workings of the Obama administration, according to the report, which says that the focus is instead on the relationships between staffers while they work in the White House.

The story follows a young woman who lives in Washington D.C. and surprisingly goes from working as a cocktail waitress to being hired by the Obama White House as a stenographer. It’s a comedy of errors as the woman finds herself in an unfamiliar world of elites.

Michael Sugar of the Oscar-winning drama Spotlight will produce the film with others, including Nicole Clemens, Ashley Zalta, and Aevitas Creative Management.

H/T: Hollywood Reporter







 

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