Jeff Daniels to play James Comey in ‘A Higher Loyalty’

Jeff Daniels to play James Comey in ‘A Higher Loyalty’ President Donald Trump in the four-hour sequence, CBS Studios launched Monday.

Additionally, “House of Cards” alum Michael Kelly will deal with the perform of FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Tony-winning actress Jennifer Ehle will play Patrice Comey, James Comey’s partner.

Screenwriter Billy Ray is understood as Daniels, an Emmy winner for his roles in “The Newsroom” and Netflix’s “Godless,” “perfect for this part.”

“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,” he said in an announcement. “Lucky for me, he said yes.”

Gleeson, who biggest recognized for having fun with Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in the “Harry Potter” movies, is the star of Audience Network’s “Mr. Mercedes,” the place he performs a retired detective.

“It’s hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump,” Ray, who may additionally direct the sequence, added. “You have to have a 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.”

Ray, who wrote “Captain Phillips” and the upcoming movie “Richard Jewell,” researched the problem for over a yr in order to make the drama “a fair, responsible and comprehensively documented account of real-life events,” in accordance to CBS Studios.

“He traveled to Washington, D.C. and several other cities to meet with Comey, his family, and many other key players, including prominent journalists, FBI agents, government officials from both political parties and others,” the studio said.

Comey served due to the director of the FBI from 2013 until 2017 when he was fired by President Trump.

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