Jeff Daniels has found his next challenging role.
The actor is set to star as former FBI Director James Comey in a four-hour CBS Studiosevent miniseries based on Comey’s bestselling book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.” In addition, Brendan Gleeson has been cast as President Donald Trump.
“Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray has adapted the book and will be directing the as-yet-untitled series, which is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Shane Salerno and Heather Kadin. The drama is slated to being production in November, 2019 with an airdate to be announced at a later date. CBS Studios has yet to determine whether the series will air on Showtime, CBS Access or both.
Either this will be done as a particularly sardonic sequel to Burn After Reading or it will be one of the worst things ever broadcast. Although I can’t deny that Will McAvoy is absolutely perfect training for playing James Comey. Also looking forward to seeing “a weasel covered in well-used french fry grease” as Jason Chaffetz.