Likely Story Plans Obama-Era White House Film

Likely Story Plans Obama Era White House Film

Producers Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu and their Likely Story label have acquired film rights to Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes’ “The World As It Is,” a bestselling memoir and first-hand account of the eight years of the Obama presidency as observed by one of his closest aides.

Likely Story plans to assemble a film to shoot next year for a 2020 release. Unlike the two previous young Obama films “Barry” and “Southside With You,” this would be the first film about the former Commander-in-Chief’s two terms in the White House.

Rhodes began working with Obama at 29, and his book covers everything from the unfolding of world history to Rhodes trying to maintain a personal life as a husband and father with such a high demand job.

Barack and Michelle Obama aren’t involved in the film, the pair having signed a lucrative Netflix deal this year.

Source: Deadline