The Fifth Risk: The Obamas acquire rights to book about Trump administration chaos for Netflix
Barack and Michelle Obama under their Netflix production deal plan to adapt a book about Trump administration.
There’s a possibility former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle will troll Donald Trump by turning a book that chronicles the chaos of the Trump administration into a Netflix movie, Deadline reports.
And we are so here for the shade.
Earlier this year, the high-profile couple secured a multi-year deal to produce movies and series for Netflix and together will create docu-series, documentary films, and features. Among them is Michael Lewis’ The Fifth Risk, which they acquired the rights to.
The Fifth Risk, was released earlier this month and chronicles the White House chaos that followed the 2016 presidential election, according to Deadline.
The Fifth Risk asks the question: “What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?”
Lewis is expected to make the announcement today that the Obamas optioning of his on Katie Couric‘s podcast.
The book zeroes in on the inner workings and chaos of the Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy departments since Trump took over.
“I did three departments, because it would be the work of many lifetimes to do the whole government, but you could do this in a fun way across the entire government,” he told Couric according to Deadline.
Netflix Seals the Deal
The Obamas might be happy with the deal, but Netflix knows it scored a serious catch with the influential couple.
“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
“We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities.”
While it’s unknown just how much the Obama’s will secure in their purse for the deal. But if their book deal is any indication, it will be quite a bit. Penguin Random House signed the Obamas to a joint book deal back in March that will reportedly pay them $65 million for their memoirs.