For the past few weeks, the big conversation surrounding Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House has revolved around how truthful (or untruthful) Wolff's reporting is. The book portrays the Trump administration as nothing less than an assortment of unfathomable idiots, each of them uttery stunned to be where they are...but determined to get something out of the deal before the walls come crashing down. The whole thing is simply jaw-dropping, and reads something like Primary Colors by way of the Coen Brothers.
Is it true? Hell, I don't know. Is it entertaining? Oh, absolutely. And that's why the following isn't the least bit surprising:
"Michael Wolff's controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is coming to television.
Endeavor Content — the production company formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. 1 best-selling book. The massive deal is said to be in the seven-figure range. Endeavor Content plans to adapt the book as a television series. A network is not yet attached, as Endeavor will now begin shopping the series."
Yes, just weeks after hitting stands, Wolff's book is being fashioned into a limited TV series. The Hollywood Reporter (who broke the story) goes on to say that Wolff himself will executive produce alongside Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson, but - as mentioned in the pull-quote above - no network has laid claim to the show just yet. That probably won't be the case for long.
It'll be interesting to see what happens with this. For one thing, someone's gonna have to play Trump. For another, the Trump White House is likely to lose their shit in response to this news (and just imagine how unhinged Trump's inevitable live-tweeting of this series will be). The mind absolutely reels at the various shenanigans this might lead to, and lemme tell ya, folks: we are here for those shenanigans.
Stay tuned for more on Fire And Fury: The Series as it becomes available.
(Note: Header photo by Gage Skidmore, used with permission via Flickr)