The 2020 election is heating up, and Showtime has the perfect piece of programming to accompany all the madness.
The Comey Rule is a two-part limited series adaptation and dramatization of events discussed in former FBI Director James Comey’s best-selling book A Higher Loyalty, specifically dealing with President Donald Trump (portrayed by Brendan Gleeson) and the 2016 election tampering investigation. One part focuses on an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s controversial private e-mail server and how it impacted the election four years ago, while the other shines a light on the first few months of the Trump presidency. All throughout, Jeff Daniels pushes back against Trump as James Comey.
Watch The Comey Rule trailer that was just released for a look at the political drama and intrigue. Read More »
They say hindsight is 20/20, but we really don’t need hindsight — or a prestigious Showtime limited series — to know what went wrong with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It was documented in the string of increasingly depressing headlines that followed the election of Donald Trump and showed how broken our nation and electoral system really is. But maybe The Comey Rule could give us more insight by presenting it as a thrilling House of Cards-style political drama! Watch The Comey Rule trailer below.
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Writer/director Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Richard Jewell) is accustomed to repurposing real-life events into compelling entertainment. He’s hoping to do the same thing with The Comey Rule, an adaptation of former FBI director James Comey’s book that stars Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as President Donald Trump and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Comey himself.
Plot details, new images and the first teaser trailer for the two-part Showtime project have arrived, and you can check those out below.
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Last week, we got our first glimpse at the upcoming Showtime political drama miniseries The Comey Rule. Based on former FBI director James Comey‘s book A Higher Loyalty, the miniseries focuses on Russia’s manipulation of the United States election process in 2016 and the investigation into the Trump presidency that followed after evidence pointed to collusion between his campaign higher-ups and Russian operatives.
Much of the drama in The Comey Rule comes from the contentious relationship between Comey (Jeff Daniels) and President Donald Trump (Brendan Gleeson), making it a prime piece of entertainment for the 2020 election season. But Showtime was planning on releasing the miniseries in late November, well after the election was over. However, it seems a passionate plea from director Billy Ray, and perhaps James Comey himself, has changed their mind, because it will now air before the election. Read More »
Showtime looks to be the first cable network to dramatically dig into the controversial dealings of the presidential administration of Donald Trump with the new limited series The Comey Rule. Based on former FBI director James Comey’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty, the series chronicles Russia’s manipulation of the United States election process and the investigation into the Trump presidency that followed after evidence pointed to collusion between his campaign higher-ups and Russian operatives. A first look at the series has just arrived, showing Brendan Gleeson looking like the spitting image of Donald Trump. Read More »
Almost exactly one year ago, we learned Joel Coen was taking a break from writing and directing movies with his brother Ethan Coen in order to tackle a new big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth on his own. Shooting was slated to begin in Los Angeles this spring, but it should come as no surprise that the A24 production has been delayed along with pretty much every other movie in Hollywood due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the United States. Read More »
Three years after he shook up Hollywood and swept Oscar season with his 2017 hit Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, director Martin McDonagh is heading back home for his next film. In more ways than one: The British-Irish director’s next film, which will take place in his native Ireland, will reunite McDonagh with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The film will follow two lifelong friends in Ireland whose friendship comes to an abrupt halt.
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Joel Coen‘s take on Macbeth already has Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as stars, and now it might add another heavy-hitter into the mix. Brendan Gleeson, known for his work in Paddington 2 and some other movies that aren’t Paddington 2, is said to be in talks to join the A24 movie based on the play by a hot up-and-comer named William Shakespeare. The project has Coen going solo for the first time, working without brother Ethan Coen.
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Prestige miniseries on highly controversial political figures are all the rage right now, which may be how the CBS miniseries based on James Comey‘s bestselling book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership scored such an unfairly impressive cast.
In the Higher Loyalty cast, Jeff Daniels stars as the former FBI director who was fired by President Donald Trump, who will be played by Brendan Gleeson. The four-part CBS Studios event miniseries will cast a new light on the polarizing ex-FBI director.
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A gorgeously shot family drama that takes place in the sun-dappled European countryside that stars Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, and Brendan Gleeson? How could we say no? Frankie, directed by Little Men‘s Ira Sachs is film about a family coming to terms with grief and a matriarch that, fittingly, no one can say no to, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Watch the Frankie trailer below.
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