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Brendan Gleeson Demands 'Loyalty' As Donald Trump in 'The Comey Rule' Trailer - Watch Now!

The official trailer and key art for Showtime’s The Comey Rule is here!

The upcoming limited series stars Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson in the roles of James Comey and Donald Trump.

According to Showtime’s release, The Comey Rule “is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation.”

“Rather than a biopic of one man, the series tells the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.”

The Comey Rule also stars Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, and Kingsley Ben-Adir as President Barack Obama.

The Comey Rule will premiere on Sunday, September 27.

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Showtime Releases 'The Comey Rule' Teaser Starring Jeff Daniels as James Comey & Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump - Watch!

Showtime has released the first teaser trailer for The Comey Rule starring Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson!

In the upcoming TV adaption of James Comey‘s 2018 book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, The Comey Rule, Jeff stars as the former FBI Director while Brendan will be portraying President Donald Trump.

“Nobody gets treated as unfairly as I do,” Brendan as Trump says to Jeff as Comey.

According to press release, The Comey Rule won’t be a biopic on one political feature but instead is an “insider’s journey down the corridors of power, where decision-makers struggle to apply old norms to a dramatic new paradigm in the face of Russia’s deep and unprecedented penetration into American politics, with our nation’s rule of law hanging in the balance. Each character’s actions in these historic months made the careers of some, destroyed the careers of others and helped shape the incendiary political landscape we live in today.”

The Comey Rule also stars Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, and Kingsley Ben-Adir as President Barack Obama.

The Comey Rule will premiere on Sunday, September 27.

'The Comey Rule' Shows Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in First Look

Showtime has shared the two first look photos at their upcoming political project The Comey Rule!

Jeff Daniels stars as the former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump in a TV adaptation of the Comey’s 2018 book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, The Comey Rule.

According to press release, The Comey Rule won’t be a biopic on one political feature but instead is an “insider’s journey down the corridors of power, where decision-makers struggle to apply old norms to a dramatic new paradigm in the face of Russia’s deep and unprecedented penetration into American politics, with our nation’s rule of law hanging in the balance. Each character’s actions in these historic months made the careers of some, destroyed the careers of others and helped shape the incendiary political landscape we live in today.”

The Comey Rule also stars Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, and Kingsley Ben-Adir as President Barack Obama.

The Comey Rule will air the two-part, four-hour series on Showtime on back-to-back nights in November, following the 2020 presidential election.

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Jeff Daniels to Play James Comey & Brendan Gleeson to Play Donald Trump in CBS Mini Series

A CBS mini series based on former FBI Director James Comey‘s book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” is in the works and we now know the actors set to play the title roles.

Jeff Daniels is set to take on the role of Comey, while Brendan Gleeson will portray President Donald Trump.

Jeff is so perfect for this part. 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,” screenwriter Billy Ray told Variety of Jeff’s casting.

“It’s hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump,” Ray said of Gleeson. “You have to have presence, and a singular kind of dynamism. You also have to have the courage and the will to play Trump’s psychology from the inside out. Oh, and you have to be spectacularly talented and watchable. Not many actors check all those boxes. Brendan does. I’m ecstatic about this.”

No air date is currently set, but the show will begin production on the four-hour mini-series in November.

Jeff Daniels Will Produce & Star in Showtime Drama Series 'Rust'

Jeff Daniels is taking on a new role.

The 64-year-old The Newsroom actor has been given a straight-to-series order for a drama based on Philipp Meyer‘s debut novel American Rust called Rust, Deadline reported on Wednesday (July 31).

Jeff will star in and executive produce the series.

The series is described as “a compelling family drama that will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. When the woman he truly loves sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him.”

Jeff Daniels is a bona fide giant on stage and screen, and Dan Futterman is a special writer and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them together at Showtime,” said Showtime exec Gary Levine.

Jeff Daniels Says Democrats Need A Candidate To Take Trump On & 'Punch Him In The Face'

Jeff Daniels got fired up about the 2020 presidential election while making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (July 30)!

The Tony nominee told the audience that the racial themes of his Broadway play To Kill A Mockingbird are a stark wake-up call to a certain group of theater goers.

“It’s a mixed audience, but there’s a lot of… liberal white America sitting out there. This play is like a right hook to their chin. You watch the movie, you read the book, but you feel the play,” Jeff explained before comparing the story to the picture of a migrant father and his daughter after they had drowned while attempting to cross the border.

“You tell me that you’re going to go to the voting booth and you’re going to go, ‘They shouldn’t have crossed the river.’ Now there are people out there who believe that. Go ahead. Vote for him. Do it,” Jeff expressed.

“This is the second debate out of twenty? Jesus. You know, whittle it down, but we need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face,” Jeff Daniels concluded – Watch the interview below!


Jeff Daniels Says “To Kill A Mockingbird” Is A “Right Hook” To White Liberals
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Best Actor Noms Jeff Daniels & Bryan Cranston Suit Up for Tony Awards 2019!

Jeff Daniels and Bryan Cranston hit the red carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The guys were joined by their wives, Kathleen Rosemary Treado and Robin Dearden, respectively.

The two actors are both nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Jeff for his work in To Kill a Mockingbird and Bryan for Network. Most experts expect the award to go to one of them!

FYI: Jeff is wearing a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.

See more photos of Jeff Daniels and Bryan Cranston in the gallery… More Here! »

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