Peter Morgan has started work on a follow-up to The Queen that will center on former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair’s relationships with U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Variety says the movie will focus on Blair’s reaction to the handover of power from Clinton, a natural liberal ally, to Bush, who came from the other end of the political spectrum.
The project will be the third film in Morgan’s “Blair trilogy,” which began with Channel 4 telepic “The Deal” and continued with The Queen. Michael Sheen is expected to reprise his role as Blair.
Morgan is researching the project with a plan to start writing by the end of this year. Harries and Christine Langan, the team behind “The Deal” and The Queen, will produce.