Monday, 11 November, 2019

Jeff Daniels to play ex-FBI director James Comey in miniseries

Jeff Daniels will play James Comey in an upcoming TV miniseries Jeff Daniels will play James Comey in an upcoming TV miniseries
Lora Ball | 08 October, 2019, 12:54

The four-parter's backstory comes from Comey's April 2018 book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership", which documents his two decades of government work, including the 2013-2017 period when he was Federal Bureau of Investigation director under presidents Barack Obama and Trump. The news swiftly followed that Brendan Gleeson will play opposite Daniels - as Donald Trump.

CBS Studios has not yet determined whether the series will air on Showtime or CBS Access, but production is planned for November, with an air date to be announced later.

He won an Emmy and was also Globe-nominated for his turn as Winston Churchill in the 2009 TV film "Into the Storm".

Daniels has been playing Atticus Finch in the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's American classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, on Broadway.

Trump's distinctive antics, and those of his administration, have been fodder for parodies and social commentary since he took office, but this series appears to be one of the few dramas that seek to portray a president and his administration while they are still in office. It was published back in April 2018 and caused quite a stir, as it was penned by the man who was sacked after President Trump wasn't happy with how James Comey was investigating the emails of Hillary Clinton.

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Trump Says Pelosi May Be Guilty of 'Treason'
Donald Trump on Sunday night accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of treason in yet another unhinged rant on Twitter. Giuliani also accused Schiff of trying to "inhibit" the former's ability to defend his client.

Karen Gillian Defends Marvel & James Gunn After Scorsese's Comments
The Irishman is set for limited theatrical release on November 1 followed by digital streaming - via Netflix - on November 27. In a recent interview in Empire , the Oscar-winning legend said of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, "I don't see them".

Two days after dismissing the law enforcement officer, however, Trump told NBC that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation was on his mind during the firing.

"Jeff is so ideal for this part", said Ray in a statement. "Great actor, instant integrity, loads of warmth, intelligence, complexity and gravitas", Ray said. Lucky for me, he said yes, ' Ray said.

2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's digital director Rob Flaherty commented, "If I wanted to watch Jeff Daniels deliver a series of self-indulgent monologues about democracy I'd just watch the Newsroom".

"It's hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump", Ray said in a statement.

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