Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Development News - David Oyelowo to Play Lead Role in Showtime Drama Pilot 'The President Is Missing'

Development News - October 8, 2019

Showtime's The President Is Missing.

  • David Oyelowo will star in and executive produce the drama pilot based on the novel by James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton. He played Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film Selma, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He also received an Emmy nomination for starring in the HBO film Nightingale. He recently starred in the BBC One/PBS limited series Les Misérables.
  • He 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. 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.