Michael Wolff’s explosive tell-all book about the Trump White House is going to make for a salacious TV series. There aren’t many details yet, but Endeavor Content on Wednesday secured the rights to No. 1 best-seller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
There are no networks attached. There is no talent on board. No director. Just President Donald Trump and the first family’s wildly compelling interpersonal reported drama. Wolff and veteran BBC executive Michael Jackson will be executive producers.
As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Fire and Fury remains the No. 1 best-selling book in the world, and rights have been sold to it in 32 countries.
Ideally, this show is built with Ryan Murphy-like absurdist prestige and recalls his work on FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson. On Twitter, casting speculation is rampant. MSNBC’s Joy Reid began an open thread full of the best answers:
Trump = Jon Voight— Jon Zal (@OfficialJonZal) January 17, 2018
No, I wouldn't watch; living through it once was enough, Joy!
Getting the worminess of Reince Preibus and the worminess-slash-arrogance of Stephen Miller is tough.— Malcolm P. Johnson (@admiralmpj) January 17, 2018
Joshua Malina would make a good Reince.
William Fichtner can do the sheer arrogance of Stephen Miller.
Melissa McCarthy should play all the parts, tbh— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) January 17, 2018
Michael Harney as Steve Bannon. pic.twitter.com/kWqVyEOdiO— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) January 17, 2018
According to the official White House doctor, The Rock should play Trump.— Gregg (@ScoobyCub) January 17, 2018