Comedy flick centering Obama-era in White House coming soon

| Updated: Mar 19, 2017 10:41 IST

London [U.K.], Mar. 19 (ANI): Universal Pictures is planning to get started on a motion picture based on the life of staffers in Obama's White House, which is set to be the focus of a new big-screen workplace comedy. A book proposal by White House stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein is being considered by Universal Pictures and Anonymous Content. Titled 'From the Corner of the Oval', the story is about a woman who goes from being a waitress to working in the White House, reports the Guardian citing the Hollywood Reporter. The proposal was picked up by Random House imprint Spiegel and Grau as part of a seven-figure, two-book deal and the film will be produced by Michael Sugar, whose credits include Spotlight and The OA. The project comes in the wake of the two upcoming films focused on Obama's youth: Barry and Southside with You. The development also joins several politically themed small-screen dramas focused on the rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Tom Hanks is set to produce an HBO miniseries, Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal will script a competing show, and Ryan Murphy has announced that the next season of American Horror Story will also take place around the 2016 election. (ANI)