J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and George Clooney are all reportedly taking in-person meetings with former U.S. President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson in regards to a film adaptation of their upcoming novel “The President Is Missing”.
Plot details about the book, which hits stands next year, are scarce but is said to offer “insider details that only a president can know”. Clinton himself has said about the work: “Drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House and the way Washington works has been a lot of fun.”
This would mark Clinton’s first book-to-film adaptation and the sixth for Patterson. The latter has seen a further eight of his stories done for television.
A ten-page proposal was reportedly sent out to buyers and top producers on Monday. Producer Steve Bing is also said to be getting a meeting.