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Bill Clinton’s book to wind up on film?

He’s writing a political thriller with novelist James Patterson called ‘The President is Missing’, and they are in talks with directors

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In this combination photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, appears at a political event at Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove, Pa. on April 12, 2012, and author James Patterson appears at a photo session in New York on Aug. 30, 2016. Clinton and Patterson are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing,” to come out June 2018. The book will be a joint release by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. publishers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, left, and Taylor Jewell, File)
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And that took a hot second: That political thriller that novelist James Patterson and former president Bill Clinton are penning is probably going to wind up a movie.

The authors of the upcoming The President is Missing are planning to woo Hollywood directors in meetings “later this spring,” as per the Hollywood Reporter. They’ve enlisted CAA agent Richard Lovett to help with the film deal. The co-bylined novel was announced only Monday.

We don’t know much about the plot, other than there’s a president who can’t be immediately located (duh), although the publishers are promising it will entail the kind of insider-y insights that can come only from someone who knows the office intimately.