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Showtime Lands Novel By Westchester's Bill Clinton, James Patterson

Bill Clinton and James Patterson.
Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Photo Credit: File

The novel co-written by Chappaqua's Bill Clinton and Scarborough's James Patterson, a Newburgh native, is headed to the small screen.

Showtime announced it is adapting the duo's novel "The President Is Missing" for a TV show. The novel concerns a sitting president who goes missing. It's set to be released in June 2018.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the 42nd president and bestselling author did a 16-meeting tour around Hollywood to find the right fit.

“Working on a book about a sitting President — drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works — has been a lot of fun,” said Clinton in a statement.

Clinton has written three non-fiction books. The prolific Patterson has written or co-written more than 150 books which have sold more than 300 million copies.

“Working with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his first-hand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel,” said Patterson in a statement. “I’m a storyteller, and President Clinton’s insight has allowed us to tell a really interesting one. It’s a rare combination – readers will be drawn to the suspense, of course, but they’ll also be given an inside look into what it is like to be President.”

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