Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Become TV Series Despite Accuracy Concerns


Michael Wolff's explosive behind-the-scenes book about President Donald Trump, 'Fire and Fury, ' is headed for television. (Endeavor Content is the joint film and TV financing operation of WME and IMG.) Wolff, a journalist who has written for magazines like GQ and Newsweek and been an editor at Adweek, is said to be an executive producer for the project.

Mr Trump has declared the book "phony" while White House spokesman Sarah Sanders dismissed it as "complete fantasy" and a Trump attorney has sought to halt publication of the "libellous" tome. Their deal to acquire the Wolff book marks their largest deal made during their short existence.

Almost everyone who spoke with Wolff thought someone else in the White House had approved their participation.

The publisher thanked author Michael Wolff for "taking on the planet's biggest bully", referring to Trump.

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The book caused Trump to publicly and dramatically sever his relationship with Steve Bannon, his former strategist, whom Wolff quoted disparaging the president and his family.

Wolff initially the book would "end this presidency".

The book has already been attacked by the President after portraying him as basically unprepared for everything his office entails. In the United States, where publisher Henry Holt pulled forward the book's publication by four days after the Guardian published an early extract and Trump's lawyer threatened legal action, Macmillan president Don Weisberg called "the magnitude of demand" for the book unprecedented.

This account of how Wolff reported his book is based on interviews with multiple current and former Trump aides and advisers. For one thing, someone's gonna have to play Trump. Although if HBO wants to make it a movie, something on par with Game Change, which was about the rise of Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election, I could also get behind that. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it is "trash" and largely fictional.