Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' TV series finds director 

14:05 • 29.03.18



Emmy winner Jay Roach ('Game Change') previously was attached to helm HBO's since-scrapped 2016 presidential election miniseries from Mark Halperin.

The television adaptation of Michael Wolff's best-selling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has landed a high-profile director.


Jay Roach, who won an Emmy for Game Change, HBO's dramatization of the 2008 presidential election, has signed on to direct the planned TV series. A network has yet to be attached to the drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — purchased film and television rights to Wolff's controversial chart-topping book in January in a deal said to be in the seven-figure range. 


Wolff will executive produce the series with veteran Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson, who is now CEO of indie producer Two Cities Television, and John Lyons (Boogie Nights, The Young Pope). Roach also will be credited as an exec producer. Roach and Lyons are developing the project outside of their first-look deal with HBO.





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