James Comey. If you know who the towering former FBI Director is, you either love him or hate him. There’s very little middle ground when it comes to Comey, as Democrats hate him for going public with an investigation into Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential campaign, while keeping quiet on a much-worse investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. At the same time, he stood up to “President” Trump and got fired for it. The chaos he saw in the White House is all part of Billy Ray’s upcoming Showtime miniseries, The Comey Rule, featuring Brendan Gleeson as Trump.
Vanity Fair has dropped a first-look at The Comey Rule, highlighted by Gleeson as the current occupant of the White House. Jeff Daniels plays James Comey, who is portrayed as a by-the-book FBI Director who gets on Trump’s bad side by investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The two-part series is based on Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty.
Also seen in the newly-released images are Holly Hunter as former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, and Kingsley Ben-Adir as President Barack Obama. Others in the cast include Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, Oona Chaplin as Lisa Page, Scoot McNairy as Rod Rosenstein, Steven Pasquale as Peter Strzok, Bill Sadler as Michael Flynn, Jonathan Banks as James Clapper, and so many more.
If you recognize those names, you know this is going to be pretty incendiary, and I can’t wait. Writer/director Billy Ray has never been known to shy away from real-life hot button subjects, as seen in his films Shattered Glass, Richard Jewell, Breach, and Captain Phillips.
The Comey Rule hits Showtime for two-nights beginning September 27th.