Actor Jeff Daniels will go from playing Atticus Finch on Broadway to James Comey in a new CBS Television Studios miniseries based on the disgraced FBI director’s memoirs A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.
Announcement! Multiple #Emmy Award-winner @JeffDaniels will star as former FBI Director James Comey in a new four-hour #CBSTVStudios event miniseries based on Comey's @NYTimes #1 bestselling book, 'A Higher Loyalty.' pic.twitter.com/EpVdl9Yd0o— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) October 7, 2019
Daniels — who has been vocally anti-Trump for years and has even advocated for physical violence against the president — is expected to start filming his new role in November. There’s no word yet on when the miniseries will air, or on which CBS property, potentially Showtime or CBS All Access.
Billy Ray, who wrote Captain Phillips and the upcoming Clint Eastwood film Richard Jewell, is penning and directing the project...
He once told MSNBC that Trump has “soiled the presidency.”
Daniel's best days as an actor are long behind him, and the planned mini-series seems destined to see its ratings fall through the floor as the majority of the American people tune out of its liberal lunacy.
Actor @Jeff_Daniels: “The fact that this guy, this president has completely soiled the Oval Office. Soiled the presidency. And you’ve got a lot of people -- and I keep looking at them. I go, ‘when is enough enough?’” #LastWord pic.twitter.com/LmL5LrENNz— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 31, 2019