'The First Lady': Aaron Eckhart to play Gerald Ford in Showtime series
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of the Showtime series The First Lady.
The 52-year-old actor will play president Gerald Ford in the new anthology series.
"Michelle Pfeiffer and @AaronEckhart are going to make quite the pair as the Fords in The First Lady!" the post reads.
The First Lady is written by Aaron Cooley, with Susanne Bier (The Undoing) as director. The series is co-produced by Showtime and Lionsgate TV, with Cooley, Bier and Davis as executive producers.
The First Lady is told from the perspective of the women of the White House. The first season will focus on Ford, Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt, who has yet to be cast.
Eckhart is known for the films Thank You for Smoking, The Dark Knight and Olympus Has Fallen. He most recently appeared in the movie Wander, released in December.