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Bill Clinton, James Patterson Seeking Movie Deal for Novel

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Bill Clinton and author James Patterson are already looking for book-to-film deals for their new co-written novel. (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 May 2017 01:52 PM

Bill Clinton is collaborating with author James Patterson on a novel and the duo is already looking for potential film deals to adapt the book, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The President is Missing," the former president's first work of fiction, will be on sale June 2018.

"Big film buffs, the pair have retained CAA's Richard Lovett to handle the rights and plan to meet with potential filmmakers, likely in California, later in the spring," THR reported.

Patterson has had a number of his stories adapted for film and television, but such a thing would be a first for Clinton.

"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," Clinton said, according to The Hill.

The book's publishers Knopf Doubleday and the Hachette Book Group said inside details about the presidency are informing the story, according to Publishers Weekly.

Patterson said readers will be drawn to the suspense aspect of the story, "but they'll also be given an inside look into what it's like to be president," according to The Washington Post.

The former president has written several nonfiction books, including "My Life," according to Publishers Weekly.

Fiction works by former presidents are rare. Jimmy Carter published "The Hornet's Nest," a historical novel, in 2003. Harry Truman's daughter Margaret Truman wrote a mystery series, "Capital Crime," The Post reported.

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