Universal to Explore Obama’s White House Through Stenographer’s Eyes in “From the Corner of the Oval”


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has optioned former White House stenographer ’s book proposal and partnered with and Aevitas Creative to produce the feature adaptation, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

Described as a workplace comedy, From the Corner of the Oval follows a young woman living in Washington D.C. who is at an all-time career low when, through a twist of fate, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in Obama’s White House. The ultimate fish out of water, she stumbles into an elite world and finds herself navigating a series of misadventures in life and love.

The book was preempted by Spiegel & Grau, a division of Random House Publishing Group, and is expected to be published in 2018.

Oscar winner (Spotlight) will produce for Anonymous along with and . Universal   and will oversee the project for the .

Dorey-Stein is represented by Becky Sweren at Aevitas Creative , and the Hollywood Reporter broke the news of her book option.

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