Michael Wolff’s bombshell book about the first year of the Donald Trump administration, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” is headed to the small screen.
Rights to the bestselling tell-all have been acquired by Endeavor Content, TheWrap has learned. Wolff will executive produce the series with Two Cities Television CEO Michael Jackson. No network is attached to the project yet.
“Fire and Fury,” published earlier this month, became a bestseller after an excerpt was published in New York magazine and portrayed a version of the Trump administration run by chaos. Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was quoted in the story calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian officials “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
The book had even more wide-ranging consequences once Trump issued a statement distancing himself from Bannon and calling into question the former official’s mental state. Bannon subsequently lost the backing of major Republican donors and was ousted from his role as chairman of Breitbart News.
Endeavor Content, formed last October in a reorganization of WME and IMG’s film and scripted television finance and sales groups, already has a deal with Chernin Entertainment to produce scripted TV projects, as well as a film adaptation of the David Barclay Moore book “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” to be directed by Michael B. Jordan.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.