Thursday 12 December 2019

Fire And Fury: controversial White House account to be made into TV series

Former BBC director of television will produce the series alongside the book’s author, Michael Wolff.

US president Donald Trump Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty
US president Donald Trump Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty
Donald Trump branded himself a 'very stable genius' in response to the book

By Sam Blewett, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Fire And Fury, the White House expose met with outrage from Donald Trump, is heading to television after the rights were purchased in a deal reported to be worth seven figures.

Endeavour Content confirmed on Wednesday that it had acquired the rights to make a TV series of the book by journalist Michael Wolff.

The book that enraged the US President

Wolff will helm the production as executive producer while former BBC director of television Michael Jackson, now chief executive of Two Cities Television, will also produce, an Endeavour spokeswoman said.

The US president defended his mental state and declared he was a “very stable genius” after the book raised questions about his fitness for office.

The book, released earlier this month, led to a public spat between Mr Trump and Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist who helped secure the presidency for the property mogul.

Mr Bannon questioned the his former boss’s competence in the book and Mr Trump responded by discrediting him as having lost his mind and nicknaming him “sloppy Steve”.

Breitbart, the right-wing news website that has supported Mr Trump, announced that Mr Bannon would be stepping down as executive chairman in the wake of his comments.

Endeavour will now attempt to find a network for the series.

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