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Reese Witherspoon and Robin Wright Collaborate on TV Series About Our First Ladies


Reese Witherspoon and Robin Wright are collaborating on a new television series based on former White House reporter Kate Andersen Brower’s First Women: The Grace & Power Of America’s Modern First Ladies.

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Deadline shares the synopsis, which calls the nonfiction book “an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.” That means Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and, of course, Michelle Obama.

Witherspoon’s production company Pacific Standard, Anonymous Content’s (Spotlight) Michael Sugar, and Bruna Papandrea are producing. Ashley Zalta and Doreen Wilcox-Little are co-executive producers. Wright, who won a Golden Globe for her First Lady role as House of Cards‘ Claire Underwood is also an executive producer, and will be directing the pilot.

While women like Kennedy and Obama already have a lot of celebrity status, I’m very curious to see how the series will approach these public figures and how it’ll dive more deeply into their stories. I went to a school named after Pat Nixon and I shamefully know almost nothing about her! Which FLOTUS are you most excited to learn more about?

(via Women and Hollywood)
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