‘Fire and Fury’ to be made into a TV series

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“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” — the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is “full of lies” — is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday.

Rights to Michael Wolff’s book, an explosive behind-the-scenes account that questions the president’s fitness for office, have been snapped up by Endeavor Content, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

They said Wolff would be executive producer of the series.

Trump has declared the book “phony” while White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders dismissed it as “complete fantasy” and a Trump attorney has sought to halt publication of the “libelous” tome.

The book which details the behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump and staff of his 2016 presidential campaign and White House. It highlights descriptions of Trump’s behavior, chaotic interactions among senior White House staff and derogatory comments about the Trump family by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Trump is depicted as being held in low regard by his White House staff, leading Wolff to state that “100% of the people around him” believe Trump is unfit for office.

The title refers to a quote by Trump about the conflict with North Korea. The book became the number one bestseller in print, e-book and audiobook on Amazon.com and the Apple iBooks Store after excerpts were released on January 3 2018. On January 4, a lawyer for Trump sent cease-and-desist letters to the author and publisher in an attempt to stop the book’s publication. Instead, Henry Holt and Company defied the threat by Trump, moved the publication date up to January 5 citing unprecedented demand, and by January 8 had sold or received orders for more than one million books.

 

Additional reporting from AFP

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