Phil Lord & Chris Miller to Direct ‘The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,’ Producing With Amy Pascal

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct the film adaptation of “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.”Universal Pictures has optioned screen rights to the new book by New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Lewis, about the early days of Covid-19 and those U.S.

heroes who tried to warn against the dangers of underestimating the deadly seriousness of the killer virus.“The Premonition,” which was published last week by W.W.

Norton & Co., is a nonfiction story follows three central characters — a biochemist, a public health worker and a federal government employee who work in the White House as they confront the Covid-19 pandemic and find the response from the United States government is woefully inadequate.The tone for the project is described as being similar to “All the Presidents Men,” focusing on the book’s distinct characters who risked everything in the hope of saving lives.

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