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Actor David Oyelowo Will Soon Become President

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Actor David Oyelowo is set to play the lead role in Showtime’s adaptation of the novel The President Is Missing, portraying a man who becomes President.

The series which has gotten a pilot order will see Oyelowo act the part of a Vice President who unexpectedly becomes President halfway into his administration, despite not wanting the position.

Oyelowo and his wife
Oyelowo and his wife

The character description says he (Oyelowo’s character) finds himself in a secret, world-threatening crisis (both inside and outside the White House) and following attacks from his enemies and friends alike, he has to choose between toeing along to survive or taking a risky stubborn stand.

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Gary Levine, Showtime’s President of entertainment, said of Oyelowo’s casting:

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 juicy complexity of a character drama.Gary Levine – thewrap.com

The President Is Missing was written by Bill Clinton and James Patterson and has sold more than 2.3 million copies.

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