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Brendan Gleeson takes on ‘acting challenge’ - playing Donald Trump

Brendan Gleeson takes on ‘acting challenge’ - playing Donald Trump”

U.S. star Jeff Daniels, also 64, will play Comey in the miniseries, based on the "tell-all" book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies And Leadership.

The book is called A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. 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.

The limited series will probably use these events as the focus, though Comey also served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director for four years under the Obama administration.

"A Higher Loyalty" referred to the loyalty Comey said Donald Trump expected of him - a personal loyalty to Trump, over a loyalty to the country, justice, etc. Comey was sacked from his position at the FBI in May 2017 based on Trump's objection to the way he handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

Ray will serve as an EP alongside Alex Kurtzman, Shane Salerno and Heather Kadin. Shattered Glass director Billy Ray has been tapped to helm the miniseries, saying in a statement that after seeing Daniels in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, he concluded he was the "only person who could play Jim Comey".

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"It's hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump", Ray said of Gleeson, who is well-known for playing Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody in the Harry Potter franchise. "Lucky for me, he said yes", said Ray of Daniels' casting.

'You have to have presence, and a singular kind of dynamism. The drama is slated to being production in November, 2019 with an airdate to be announced at a later date.

According to the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, former Gov. Chris Christie told investigators that three months before Comey was sacked, Trump asked him to act as an intermediary to Comey during the Russian Federation investigation (Christie also said that Trump asked him if he should remove Mueller from his post).

"Oh, and you have to be spectacularly talented and watchable", he added.

Comey's 2018 memoir, which sold more than a million copies in the United States, portrays Trump as a dishonest narcissist, comparing his leadership style to that of a Mafia boss. "Brendan does. I'm ecstatic about this". Trump, of course, figures prominently into the book, and it's expected his role will be of equal coverage in the limited series.



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