The ‘First Lady’ film series features the lives of 3 US presidents
Michelle Pfeiffer will play Betty Ford, Viola Davis will play Michelle Obama, and Gillian Anderson will play Eleanor Roosevelt in the play.
What we know about the “first lady”
The piece is billed as a “revealing reframing of American leadership through the perspective of first ladies.” A look at three first wives, Michelle Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford, The First Lady examines their trips to Washington, DC, their families and their effect on politics.
To portray Michelle Obama in the film, Viola Davis was the first cast member signed on. Like Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson were selected.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be played by Kiefer Sutherland (The Fugitive, Stand By Me), according to Vulture. Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale and Black Widow) will play Barack Obama. Gerald Ford is played by Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), while Susan Elizabeth Ford is played by Dakota Fanning.
Release date of “The Lady”
On Showtime in the US, The First Lady will premiere on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Yes, the UK will get Paramount Plus later this summer, along with the rest of the world. We’ll update you as soon as we know more about a UK air date.
Using interwoven narratives, The First Lady delves into the personal and political lives of three dynamic First Ladies. Rather than just focusing on their roles as presidential wives, the show aims to show how they got there, starting in their youth before moving to Washington, DC.