Jeff Daniels is set to star as former FBI director James Comey in CBS’ studios forthcoming four-hour limited series.
The miniseries event is baed on A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, Comey’s New York Times No. 1 bestselling book. Comey was dismissed from his role after President Trump objected to Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hilary Clinton’s emails.
Penning the script is Captain Phillips scribe, Billy Ray.
“Jeff is so perfect for this part,” said the TV adaptation’s scribe BIlly Ray said of Daniels’ casting. “Great actor, instant integrity, loads of warmth, intelligence, complexity and gravitas. 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. Lucky for me, he said yes.”
Daniels is currently portraying Atticus Finch (for 52 weeks straight!) on Broadway in the To Kill a Mockingbird adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harper Lee novel.