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Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in Showtime's 'First Ladies'

Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in Showtime's 'First Ladies'

Viola Davis has a huge new role lined up!

The 54-year-old actress has signed on to play former First Lady Michelle Obama in the series First Ladies, currently in development at Showtime.

Season one of the show is set to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama, the wives of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, and Barack Obama.

According to Variety, the show “will turn it lens on the East Wing of the White House, as opposed to the West, where 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.”

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