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Another Film About Obama Is In the Works

Universal Pictures and Anonymous Content have teamed to adapt a book proposal by a former White House stenographer.

The Obama White House is heading to the big screen via a high-concept workplace comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Universal Pictures has optioned From the Corner of the Oval, a book proposal by Beck Dorey-Stein, a former White House stenographer.

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 expected to be published in 2018.

Producing the feature will be Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, who produced the Oscar-winning drama Spotlight, as well as the company’s Nicole Clemens and Ashley Zalta. Aevitas Creative Management will also produce.

The book doesn’t promise a revealing look inside the inner workings of the Obama administration, but focuses more on the White House as a workplace and on the relationships between the staffers.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter | Borys Kit, Brian Porreca