Brendan Gleeson’s “less cartoonish” take on Donald Trump for the new limited series The Comey Rule has drawn a mixed response following its first trailer. Directed and written by Billy Ray, the plot of this series is based on the s Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Comey Vs. Trump! The goal is to stir things up and do the bidding of his opponent. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. It’s not a biopic, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course. The original network of this show is Showtime, where the arrival of this series is much awaited.

The Irish actor’s face, masked by prosthetics, has been hidden in the preview clip, but his take on Trump’s distinct voice appears throughout. The Comey Rule will debut on US cable channel Showtime on 27 September, with a UK release still to be confirmed. Both Jeff Daniels, who plays Comey, and Brendan Gleeson, who plays President Donald Trump, are Democrat activists.

It is being referred to as “activistic filmmaking”.

Jeff Daniels co-stars as the former FBI director James Comey in the Showtime series, which takes place in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. Yet here we are….”. Word started drifting back to me that a decision about our airdate had been made at the very highest levels of Viacom: all talk of our airing before the election was suddenly a ‘non-starter.’ I and my fellow producers asked for a chance to plead our case on the matter, but we were told that even the discussion itself was a ‘non-starter’ … Why? What’s the point of a hit piece against President Trump if it comes after the election happens?

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We made the suits fit a little bit better. This is the description used in a piece on the production when I wrote about it in June: According to Showtime, the series is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. Comparisons are being made to other political thrillers like All the President’s Men and W. From a purely artistic standpoint, I’m not entirely sure we get the best pieces of political filmmaking when they’re produced so closely to the thing that’s actually happening (see: Oliver Stone‘s W.). In this case, Trump hasn’t even finished his first term, and we’re already fictionalizing his first term. When filmmaker Billy Ray learned of the original air date he launched a protest. “Everywhere that we could, we dialled it down,” he told, .

It’s titled The Comey Rule.

Two-part limited series dramatises the FBI’s immediate response to the Trump presidency.

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Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The Showtime miniseries is based on the book A Higher Loyalty by former FBI director James Comey. Will Wisconsin Democrats get out the vote with celebrities? The trailer gives me shades of popcorn-political thrillers of the ’90s, and of the maestro of “important people saying mean things quickly” Aaron Sorkin.

Painting the president in the worst possible light will be priority one. We made the hair a little less cartoonish than it actually is. Who’s ready for some more of Russia, Russia, Russia, and Hillary’s emails? Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Daniels even changed up his working schedule so that he could participate in this hit piece. It is a four-hour mini-series that will air on September 27 and 28. The sneak preview is dark and ominous, declaring that no matter which side you are on, you only know one side of the story. ), CCPA - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Watch: Sneak peek of “The Comey Rule” released, Showtime’s bid to shake up the presidential election.

“He needs to be more whiny.”. A trailer has been released by Showtime for the upcoming docudrama adapted from James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty.It’s titled The Comey Rule.The sneak preview is dark and ominous, declaring that no matter which side you are on, you only know one side of the story. It’s described as 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. “It made me think of Christian Bale’s voice for Batman.”, “Gleeson’s probably gonna nail it but the voice is almost too butch,” another added. The Hollywood reviews will be gushing and critics will do their best to applaud the man that neither side of the aisle respect, just to muddy the waters before the presidential election. Comey got a sweet book deal when he tried to rehabilitate his reputation and now he’ll rake in some more money from the liberal cable network Showtime.

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