Malia Obama Is Rumoured To Have Scored An Exciting New Job Opportunity With Donald Glover

Ata Owaji Victor
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Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images

From ELLE

Malia Obama is following in Barack and Michelle Obama's footsteps and making a name for herself in the US.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources claim the Obamas' eldest daughter is 'joining the writers' room of Donald Glover's first rumoured project at Amazon Prime's studio.

The project is described by Variety as a 'a mini-room' for something producer Janine Nabers is working on about a 'Beyoncé-like figure'. Nabers is a playwright and television writer best known for her work on Watchmen, Away and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

The news comes amid reports that Glover, also known by his musical stage name Childish Gambino, has signed a deal with Amazon which includes a 'content channel of sorts' that will 'spotlight Glover's work and other curated content on Amazon Prime’s Video hub', reports THR.

The rumoured deal was announced on February 17 and Amazon has reportedly declined to comment on the news, per THR. ELLE UK has since reached out to Amazon Prime Video.

Obama who is currently finishing her studies and is scheduled to graduate as a part of Harvard University' class of 2021, previously interned at the Weinstein Company in 2017, on HBO's comedy Girls in 2015 and worked as a production assistant on the Halle Berry-fronted drama Extant in 2014.

The role will be the first job for the former first daughter following higher education, which she began in 2017 following a gap year.

Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS - Getty Images
Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS - Getty Images

Earlier this month Glover and Fleabag star Phoebe-Waller Bridge announced that they would be starring in, exec producing and created a rebooted series of Mr and Mrs Smith, the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The reboot is set to stream in 2022.

The news comes two years after Glover starred in the musical comedy, Guava Island, alongside Rihanna.

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