Brendan Gleeson to star as Donald Trump in new TV series

Brendan Gleeson to star as Donald Trump in new TV series

Brendan Gleeson to star as Donald Trump in new TV series

The cast will also include Tony Award victor Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump.

Brendan Gleeson and Jeff Daniels are headed to Washington.

Jeff Daniels will play ex-FBI Director James Comey in an upcoming four-hour limited series from CBS Studios, according to Deadline.

Michael Kelly (House of Cards) has also signed on to play acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, while Jennifer Ehle will play Comey's wife Patrice.

"Jeff is so ideal for this part", Billy Ray, who adapted the book and will direct the miniseries, told Deadline. Production is now planned to begin in November, but the air date has not yet been announced.

"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. "Great actor, instant integrity, loads of warmth, intelligence, complexity and gravitas".

Prestige miniseries on highly controversial political figures are all the rage right now, which may be how the CBS miniseries based on James Comey's bestselling book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership scored such an unfairly impressive cast. "Lucky for me, he said yes", he said.

Ray talked to Variety about Gleeson's casting that "It's hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump".

CBS execs will reportedly decide later on the airdate and whether the mini is broadcast on Showtime, CBS All Access, or both.

Comey was sacked as FBI director in May 2017 by Trump, who disapproved of the way Comey handled the investigations into Hillary Clinton's emails and possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. You also have to have the courage and the will to play Trump's psychology from the inside out. "Brendan does. I'm ecstatic about this".

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