Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson to Star in FBI Director’s Memoir

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The memoirs of former FBI Director, James Comey, will soon be coming to a screen near you. 

CBS Studios is adapting A Higher Loyalty into a miniseries that will be penned by Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray and cover the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

The Newsroom star, Jeff Daniels, will portray Comey. 

“Jeff is so perfect for this part. Great actor, instant integrity, loads of warmth, intelligence, complexity and gravitas,” Ray said. “We talked backstage after I saw him in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, and I knew I was looking at the only person who could play Jim Comey. Lucky for me, he said yes.”

Alongside Daniels will be Brendan Gleeson of Mr. Mercedes who will fill the role of incumbent US President Donald Trump. 

“It’s hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump. 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,” said Ray. “Oh, and you have to be spectacularly talented and watchable. Not many actors check all those boxes. Brendan does. I’m ecstatic about this.”

A Higher Loyalty will begin filming in November.