Workplace Comedy Movie on Obama and The White House in the Works

Other | Sunday 19th March 2017 | Idrees

After eight years of Presidency, it appears as though we may in fact see the workings of Obama and his White House, in a different kind of way.

According to The Hollywood ReporterUniversal Pictures are teaming up with Anonymous Content to adapt a book proposal from a former White House stenographer into a movie.

The book, From the Corner of the Oval, follows a young woman, living in Washington D.C., who finds herself at an all-time career low. However, by sheer luck, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in the Obama White House. In an ultimate fish out of water story, she stumbles into an elite world and finds herself navigating a series of misadventures in life and love.

Universal Pictures optioned From the Corner of the Oval, proposal by Beck Dorey-Stein, after Random House Publishing Group division Spiegel & Grau had originally picked up the proposal, in a seven figure two-book deal which was expected to be published in 2018.

Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, who also produced the film Spotlight, will be producing the movie with the company’s Nicole Clemens, Ashley Zalta and Aevitas Creative Management.

For those expecting juicy details, the book doesn’t promise any revealing look at the inner workings of the Obama administration, but rather focusing on the White House as a workplace and the relationship of the staff.