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Viola Davis will play former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in the forthcoming Showtime series First Ladies. Davis and her life partner Julius Tennon will executive produce the project through their company JuVee Productions, Yahoo News reports.

The series will follow the lives of three former FLOTUSes - Michelle Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Betty Fordwomen - who were significant influences on American culture while their husbands served as president.

The Help star is also best known for her hit TV drama How To Get Away with Murder, which is in its sixth and final season.

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