CBS Adapts Mini-Series From Former FBI-Director’s Novel
CBS has ordered a mini-series with Brendan Gleeson starring Trump and Jeff Daniels as James Comey in the new Mini-Series based on Comey’s novel A Higher Loyalty; Truth, Lies, and Leadership.
Brendan Gleeson, as mention above, is set to star like Donald Trump with Jeff Daniel as James Comey. Brendan Gleeson has been in movies like Harry Potter and Mr.Mercedes. The four-hour mini-series who Billy Ray has adapted and will direct the episodes. The series starts shooting next month. The airdate for this series is not yet decided. It’s also unclear if it’s broadcast or on streaming.
“It’s hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump,” Ray said in a statement. “You have to have presence, and a singular kind of dynamism. You also have to have the courage and the will to play Trump’s psychology from the inside out. Oh, and you have to be spectacularly talented and watchable. Not many actors check all those boxes. Brendan does. I’m ecstatic about this.”
Brendan Gleeson has a very strong resemblance, physical to Donald Trump. Comey, the novelist, is also in not so great terms with Trump as there has been a lot of unfinished business between them, where accordingly Trump has accused Comey of something he didn’t do. Reportedly, Trump has a big role in the mini-series.