On Friday January 5, author Michael Wolff’s new controversial book “Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House” was finally released. The tell-all book details over 200 interviews with White House staffers including Steve Bannon, and accounts of many absurd incidents in the life of the Trump Administration.
It only took less than two weeks as a bestseller and now there are already plans to make the book into a TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. 1 best-selling book. The massive deal is said to be in the seven-figure range. Endeavor Content plans to adapt the book as a TV series. A network is not yet attached, as Endeavor will now begin shopping the project.’
Wolff will executive produce the show “Fire and Fury” with veteran Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson. Jackson is now the CEO of indie producer Two Cities Television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“‘Fire and Fury” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, based only on the first two days of sales. In less than a week, the publisher reported more than 1.4 million hardcovers on order and 700,000 copies shipped, making it the fastest-selling nonfiction book in the company’s history.’
Originally, HBO had been set to plan a series based on the 2016 election called “Game Change.” HBO scrapped the program after its source material co-author Mark Halperin was accused of sexual harassment. This ultimately opened up the door for a Trump tell-all series which is “Fire and Fury.” This is reported as the largest deal to date with Endeavor Content.
Grab the popcorn. This could be a good one.
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