Back in January, we learned that Michael Wolff's Trump tell-all, Fire And Fury, was headed to television in a limited event series being put together by (checks notes) Endeavor Content. We didn't know when it might air, who might direct it, or how the hell they'd even begin casting for such a thing, but we were amused to see the project coming together so quickly. Fire And Fury's an absolutely insane (and, yes, possibly not entirely accurate) read, and its very existence has been a thorn in Trump's side since it was published. An entire series would surely send him into a three-week anger spiral.
Well, guess what? The project now has a director, and he's perfect for it:
"Jay Roach, who won an Emmy for HBO's dramatization of the 2008 presidential election Game Change, has signed on to direct the planned TV series. A network has yet to be attached to the drama."
Yes, Jay Roach - known to most people as the guy who launched the Austin Powers franchise but known to people who've been paying attention as a comedic director with a taste for the political - has signed on to helm this sure-to-be-explosive project. No network has claimed the series yet, but with Roach attached to direct, we wouldn't be surprised if one signs on in the very near future.
This is a great marriage of material and filmmaker. Roach's work on Game Change was absolutely outstanding, and his The Campaign - starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as a pair of dueling, doofus political candidates - is something of an underrated gem. Like Adam McKay, Roach's work has skewed more political as his career's stretched on, and it's legit exciting to imagine what he'll do with Wolff's source material. Speaking of that source material: will its questioned authenticity be enough to scare off some would-be homes for this series? We'll have to wait and see.
We're hyped about this one, gang. Stay tuned for more on Fire And Fury as it becomes available.
(Note: Header photo by Gage Skidmore, used with permission via Flickr)