Hillary isn’t the only one in the family writing books. Husband Bill has written a novel, which would be as much fiction as Hillary’s “What Happened” and because Hollywood loves them some Clintons it will soon be a TV series. While a comedy based on the actual lives of the Clintons would be entertaining, this drama will almost certainly be terrible.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
The former president and bestselling author James Patterson have selected Showtime to adapt their upcoming thriller, The President Is Missing.
The novel, set to be published in 2018, tells the story of a sitting U.S. president’s mysterious disappearance with the level of detail that only someone who has held the highest office can know.
Oh, Bill wrote this with James Patterson. In other words, James Paterson wrote the book and Bill slapped his name on it. Bill probably said, “I’ll let you look at my personal porno collection if you let me co-author your next book.”
We’re told the project was hotly sought after by studios and networks, with Clinton and Patterson doing a 16-meeting tour around Hollywood trying to select the right outlet. CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves — who has a long-standing relationship with both Clinton and Patterson (the latter an executive producer on the CBS drama Zoo) — personally helped make the deal.
This is exactly why 95% of everything on TV and in the theaters sucks. Instead of looking for something interesting and creative, Bill Clinton gets to turn his bullshit into a series because he’s connected.
Here’s a Hollywood tool trying to hype this piece of crap:
“Bringing The President Is Missing to Showtime is a coup of the highest order. The pairing of President Clinton with fiction’s most gripping storyteller promises a kinetic experience, one that the book world has salivated over for months and that now will dovetail perfectly into a politically relevant, character-based action series for our network,” Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said.
The book hasn’t even been released yet, or even finished. Nobody is salivating over this because it’s a great piece of fiction. Bill Clinton’s name attached to a James Patterson novel is what has liberal Hollywood creaming their jeans. This could very well be the worst thing ever written and they are already turning it into a series. They might also discover that the viewing audience aren’t super-huge Bill Clinton fanboys like them.
Apparently Bill’s contribution to this project is his “unique insight” as a former president. If he actually throws in all of that raping and murdering he and his wife did while in the White House, this might be semi-interesting. I somehow doubt Bill is going to implicate himself through fiction, so it’ll probably be just boring.
The title and premise of this is that the president suddenly disappears. If this is based on Bill Clinton’s “imagination” he probably took off to get away from his shrill wife to meet up with some 23-year-old intern for a cigar.