CBS Studios To Cast Jeff Daniels As James Comey In New Miniseries

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Jeff Daniels has been cast as former FBI Director James Comey who was fired by Donald Trump in an as of now untitled CBS miniseries based on Comey's book

Written By Bhavya Sukheja | Mumbai | Updated On:

CBS Studios, a US production company reportedly has a miniseries based on the former FBI director James Comey, who was fired by the US President Trump, in the works. The role of Comey will reportedly be played by the 'Dumb and Dumber' actor Jeff daniels while Brendan Gleeson will be playing the role of President Trump. The show is supposedly based on the ex-FBI director's 'A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership' and the Russian election interference scandal that erupted in 2017 over which Comey was fired by the US President, however, the release date of the series is yet to be announced. 

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The drama series

The drama series which is currently untitled is directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray. The production is reported to begin in November, however, the air date is yet to be decided. Ray supposedly spent a year researching the project and meeting with Comey multiple times. Ray reportedly claimed that Jeff Daniels who will be playing Comey is perfect for the part as he is a great actor with intelligence, complexity, and gravitas. Other cast members have also been announced which includes, Michael Kelly, who will portray former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and actor Jennifer Ehle who will reportedly play Comey's wife, Patrice.

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James Comey

Back in 2018 James Comey's memoir reportedly sold more than a million copies in the United States. The memoir portrays President Trump as a dishonest narcissist and supposedly compares his leadership to that of a Mafia boss. Comey was fired without any warning in May 2017 as his dismissal was officially attributed to his handling of an investigation into the use of a private email server by President Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton. Comey served as FBI director from September 2013 and his tenure included leading the investigations of Hillary Clinton's email server controversy. The Mueller Report into Russian election interference describes the numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. 

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(With inputs from agencies)

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