Report: Hollywood chasing film rights to upcoming novel from Bill Clinton and James Patterson


Posted on: July 26th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Getty Images/Nicolas Hunt(LOS ANGELES) — The President is Missing — the forthcoming novel from former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson — isn’t due out until next year, but a bidding war apparently already is brewing in Hollywood for the film rights.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patterson and Clinton himself are set to meet this week with big-name producers and directors, like Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and J.J. Abrams, as the pair peddle the chance to make the book into a movie.

Little is known about the plot of the novel — which is set to be published June 11, 2018 — other than that it is about a president who has gone missing. But a promotional blurb for the book promises a “one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a president can know.”

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