Jay Roach to Direct ‘Fire and Fury’ TV Adaptation

Director was previously attached to direct “Game Change” miniseries before it was scrapped by HBO

The TV adaptation of Michael Wolff’s bestselling “Fire and Fury” has found its director.

Jay Roach, who has tackled politics in previous projects like “Game Change,” “Trumbo,” and “Recount,” has signed on to adapt the series from Endeavor Content.

The director had recently signed on to another installment of the “Game Change” franchise at HBO, this time a miniseries based on an upcoming book about the 2016 presidential election from from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. However, that project was dropped last October following sexual misconduct allegations against Halperin.

Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” published in January, quickly became the hottest seller in the country after an excerpt published in New York magazine portrayed the Trump administration as wildly mismanaged and run by chaos. The contents of the book were widely discussed in the media and by the administration, going as far as Trump himself threatening legal action.

Roach will executive produce the adaptation alongside Wolff, John Lyons (“Boogie Nights”, “The Young Pope”) and veteran Channel 4 and BBC exec Michael Jackson.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported Roach’s involvement.