Clinton Co-Author: Nearly a Dozen Hollywood Companies Bidding for Film Rights to Thriller Novel

By David Rutz

Author James Patterson said Friday nearly a dozen Hollywood companies were bidding for the film rights to a thriller novel he is co-writing with former President Bill Clinton called The President Is Missing.

“We were out in Hollywood last week, and we had like 11 companies bidding for the film rights and whatever, which was a lot of fun to be there with President Clinton,” Patterson said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported last month that Clinton and Patterson were courting such Hollywood titans as Steven Spielberg and George Clooney to adapt the book into a movie.

The Free Beacon reported on the book in May:

Former President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson are collaborating on a thriller novel set to be published in June 2018 titled The President Is Missing.

The novel will be Bill Clinton’s first fiction book, which will be jointly published by the president’s longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, and Patterson’s longtime publisher, Little, Brown and Co., the Associated Press reported Monday.

Knopf and Little, Brown released a statement in May calling the book, “a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense, and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon