Jeff Daniels will play the role of former FBI Director James Komi in four-hour CBS Studios Event Ministries based on Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership New York Times bestseller # 1. The FBI's Seventh Director, Komi served in 2013-17, and his book highlighted his role in helping change the Bush administration's torture and e-surveillance policy to oversee Hillary Clinton's email investigation, as well as possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia, before that he was prosecuting terrorists, gangsters and Martha Stewart. Of course, much of the story and the focus of the mini are his tried and tested relationship with the possible dismissal of President Donald Trump.
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Filming begins in November and an airing message will be announced later. It is not yet decided whether a limited edition will come out on Showtime, CBS All Access, or potentially on both.
Billy Ray, who has written non-fiction films Captain Phillips, Broken Glass and future Clint Eastwood director Richard Jivell has adapted the book and directed the mini. Alex Kurtzman, Shane Salerno and Heather Kadin are executive producers. The mines are produced by Secret Hideout, The Story Factory and Home Run Productions in association with CBS television studios.
Daniels is about to finish 52 weeks straight without missing a Broadway show The Murder of the Mockingbird Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of the Garper Lee Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for which he was nominated for a three-act nomination , a lawyer who defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in an era of Alabama depression. Mockingbird has established itself as the highest-grossing American artist in Broadway history. Daniels defeated Emmy twice: Best Supporting Actor Newsroom and last time Best Supporting Actor Godless .
"Jeff is so perfect for this part. A wonderful actor, instant integrity, loads of heat, intelligence, complexity and gravity," Ray said. "We talked backstage after I saw him in on Murder Murder bird on Broadway, and I knew I was looking at the only person who could play Jim Komi. Lucky for me, he said. "
After CBS's television studios won the auction for a book by Komi, Ray spent a year meeting with Komi and his family, journalists, FBI agents and government officials on both sides of the aisle to investigate and give honesty hearing of Mr. Komi – a project that, despite the tumultuous early events of the Trump White House, seems to be relevant in the executions and scandals that have plagued the administration.
The book's title refers to Komi's vague personal allegiance to Trump. The May investigation Claire Flynn, and when he did not receive it, the president dismissed Komi from the top FBI position, saying that Trump was disappointed to investigate a possible Russian conspiracy and the FBI's failure to prosecute Hillary Clinton for email processing. that Komi's decision to resume the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private emails shortly before the 2016 election was a major factor in helping Trump win the 2016 victory.
Higher loyalty has sold over 2 million copies. Daniels is represented by partners ICM and Martino Management.