Suicide Squad star to play Michelle Obama

Viola Davis (“Suicide Squad”, “How to Get Away with Murder”) will play former first lady Michelle Obama in Showtime series “First Ladies”.

The Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner will also executive produce the series.

Aaron Cooley, who create the series, serves as ep and writer.

In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies. This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of these enigmatic women, with season one focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama.

“First Ladies” is executive produced by Cathy Schulman via Welle Entertainment, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon via JuVee Productions, Jeff Gaspin via Gaspin Media, Brad Kaplan via LINK Entertainment and Aaron Cooley.

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