Jay Roach to Direct ‘Fire and Fury’ TV Adaptation

The TV adaptation of Michael Wolff’s bestselling “Fire and Fury” has found its director.

Jay Roach, who has tackled politics in previous projects like “Game Change,” “Trumbo,” and “Recount,” has signed on to adapt the series from Endeavor Content.

The director had recently signed on to another installment of the “Game Change” franchise at HBO, this time a miniseries based on an upcoming book about the 2016 presidential election from from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. However, that project was dropped last October following sexual misconduct allegations against Halperin.

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Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” published in January, quickly became the hottest seller in the country after an excerpt published in New York magazine portrayed the Trump administration as wildly mismanaged and run by chaos. The contents of the book were widely discussed in the media and by the administration, going as far as Trump himself threatening legal action.

Roach will executive produce the adaptation alongside Wolff, John Lyons (“Boogie Nights”, “The Young Pope”) and veteran Channel 4 and BBC exec Michael Jackson.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported Roach’s involvement.

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The TV adaptation of Michael Wolff’s bestselling “Fire and Fury” has found its director.

Jay Roach, who has tackled politics in previous projects like “Game Change,” “Trumbo,” and “Recount,” has signed on to adapt the series from Endeavor Content.

The director had recently signed on to another installment of the “Game Change” franchise at HBO, this time a miniseries based on an upcoming book about the 2016 presidential election from from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. However, that project was dropped last October following sexual misconduct allegations against Halperin.

Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” published in January, quickly became the hottest seller in the country after an excerpt published in New York magazine portrayed the Trump administration as wildly mismanaged and run by chaos. The contents of the book were widely discussed in the media and by the administration, going as far as Trump himself threatening legal action.

Roach will executive produce the adaptation alongside Wolff, John Lyons (“Boogie Nights”, “The Young Pope”) and veteran Channel 4 and BBC exec Michael Jackson.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported Roach’s involvement.

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Michael Wolff Walks Out of TV Interview After Host Asks About Trump Affair

Michael Wolff walks out of interview claiming a broken ear piece after @9NewsAUS asks him about his insinuation that Donald Trump is having an affair.

Host offers open skepticism on-air

“Mr. Wolff was hearing me before but he is not hearing me anymore” pic.twitter.com/UFkpd55RO7

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 26, 2018

Michael Wolff abruptly ended a tough interview on Australian television over the weekend, removing his earpiece and walking out of the studio.

On set with Australia’s “Today” show over the weekend, the “Fire and Fury” author said his earpiece wasn’t working and that he would be unable to answer any further questions. The device had worked perfectly up until Wolff was asked whether he wanted to apologize to President Donald Trump for insinuating that he was currently having an extramarital affair.

“Do you owe the President and the First Lady an apology,” asked host Ben Fordham.

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“I can’t hear you,” said Wolff. “I’m not getting anything.”

“We were hearing each other well just before,” Fordham said while voicing skepticism.

A technician came to assist Wolff with the earpiece, but the author walked off set before it could be attended to.

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“Mr. Wolff was hearing me before, but he’s not hearing me anymore so it looks like the interview may be 0ver,” said Fordham.

The show’s anchors openly doubted the veracity of Wolff’s earpiece claim, and the program’s official Twitter account discounted the author as well.

“We’ve got an update for you on our interview with @MichaelWolffNYC,” the show said. “Footage from our London studio would suggest that there were no audio problems and Wolff had no problem hearing @BenFordham’s question!”

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We’ve got an update for you on our interview with @MichaelWolffNYC. Footage from our London studio would suggest that there were no audio problems and Wolff had no problem hearing @BenFordham‘s question! #9Today pic.twitter.com/dj4AOJht47

— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 25, 2018

Despite a number of factual errors, Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” received a widespread coverage. That changed after he suggested during an interview with Bill Maher that Trump was secretly having an affair with a woman named in the book — later widely assumed to be United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.

Since the Maher interview, Wolff has made a number of appearances overseas. In addition to his Australian appearance, Wolff was grilled during an appearance in the Netherlands, where he was forced to downplay his earlier Trump affair claims.

“I do not know if the president is having an affair,” he said during an interview Thursday with Dutch journalist Twan Huys.

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Michael Wolff abruptly ended a tough interview on Australian television over the weekend, removing his earpiece and walking out of the studio.

On set with Australia’s “Today” show over the weekend, the “Fire and Fury” author said his earpiece wasn’t working and that he would be unable to answer any further questions. The device had worked perfectly up until Wolff was asked whether he wanted to apologize to President Donald Trump for insinuating that he was currently having an extramarital affair.

“Do you owe the President and the First Lady an apology,” asked host Ben Fordham.

“I can’t hear you,” said Wolff. “I’m not getting anything.”

“We were hearing each other well just before,” Fordham said while voicing skepticism.

A technician came to assist Wolff with the earpiece, but the author walked off set before it could be attended to.

“Mr. Wolff was hearing me before, but he’s not hearing me anymore so it looks like the interview may be 0ver,” said Fordham.

The show’s anchors openly doubted the veracity of Wolff’s earpiece claim, and the program’s official Twitter account discounted the author as well.

“We’ve got an update for you on our interview with @MichaelWolffNYC,” the show said. “Footage from our London studio would suggest that there were no audio problems and Wolff had no problem hearing @BenFordham’s question!”

Despite a number of factual errors, Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” received a widespread coverage. That changed after he suggested during an interview with Bill Maher that Trump was secretly having an affair with a woman named in the book — later widely assumed to be United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.

Since the Maher interview, Wolff has made a number of appearances overseas. In addition to his Australian appearance, Wolff was grilled during an appearance in the Netherlands, where he was forced to downplay his earlier Trump affair claims.

“I do not know if the president is having an affair,” he said during an interview Thursday with Dutch journalist Twan Huys.

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Michael Wolff Gets Nasty After ‘Morning Joe’ Spat: ‘The President Is Right About Mika’

“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff took out the knives on “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski in a lengthy tweet storm on Thursday following a combative on-air interview that was abruptly cut short.

“My bad, the President is right about Mika,” he wrote.

My bad, the President is right about Mika.

— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

Earlier Thursday Wolff had a testy exchange with Brzezinski, who accused him of insinuating that President Donald Trump was having an affair with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Wolff disputed that characterization and refused to apologize, at which point Brzezinski said the author was trying to spread “BS” on the show and abruptly went to break.

After the segment, Wolff tweeted that things were very different the last time he was on set with Brzezinksi and her co-host and soon-to-be husband, Joe Scarborough.

“The last time I was on Morning Joe off camera Joe and Mika eager to gossip about who Trump might be sleeping with,” said Wolff. “It really would be hard to gossip more eagerly off camera than Mika and Joe gossip.”

The last time I was on Morning Joe off camera Joe and Mika eager to gossip about who Trump might be sleeping with.

— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

It really would be hard to gossip more eagerly off camera than Mika and Joe gossip.

— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

Revealing off-camera (and presumably off the record) content is a dirty play — but one both Mika and Joe have employed in the past as well.

Wolff also took aim at the show and reiterated his insistence that his only intention in a much-discussed appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher” had been to suggest Trump was still fooling around with women and not to single out Haley specifically.

But his public speculation had led many to pore over his book for the passage he referenced might suggest an affair — and which prompted Haley herself to step forward to deny “disgusting” rumors that she might have anything but a professional relationship with the president.

And let me repeat: Nikki Haley has chosen to vociferously deny something she was not accused of.

— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

To be invited on a show with the purpose of being thrown off…is the new television.

— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

In other words, I had to say what Mika wanted me to say, or else…the hook!

— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

President Trump has had some tough words for Brzezinski.

In one of his most infamous attacks, the president tweeted out that she had a “low IQ” and that when he last saw her she was “bleeding badly” from a facelift.

Neither Wolff or reps for MSNBC were immediately available for comment.

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“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff took out the knives on “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski in a lengthy tweet storm on Thursday following a combative on-air interview that was abruptly cut short.

“My bad, the President is right about Mika,” he wrote.

Earlier Thursday Wolff had a testy exchange with Brzezinski, who accused him of insinuating that President Donald Trump was having an affair with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Wolff disputed that characterization and refused to apologize, at which point Brzezinski said the author was trying to spread “BS” on the show and abruptly went to break.

After the segment, Wolff tweeted that things were very different the last time he was on set with Brzezinksi and her co-host and soon-to-be husband, Joe Scarborough.

“The last time I was on Morning Joe off camera Joe and Mika eager to gossip about who Trump might be sleeping with,” said Wolff. “It really would be hard to gossip more eagerly off camera than Mika and Joe gossip.”

Revealing off-camera (and presumably off the record) content is a dirty play — but one both Mika and Joe have employed in the past as well.

Wolff also took aim at the show and reiterated his insistence that his only intention in a much-discussed appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher” had been to suggest Trump was still fooling around with women and not to single out Haley specifically.

But his public speculation had led many to pore over his book for the passage he referenced might suggest an affair — and which prompted Haley herself to step forward to deny “disgusting” rumors that she might have anything but a professional relationship with the president.

President Trump has had some tough words for Brzezinski.

In one of his most infamous attacks, the president tweeted out that she had a “low IQ” and that when he last saw her she was “bleeding badly” from a facelift.

Neither Wolff or reps for MSNBC were immediately available for comment.

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“My bad, the President is right about Mika,” Wolff meowed:

My bad, the President is right about Mika.
— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018

Haley this week took on rumors she was having an affair with President Donald Trump – a drum beat had begun when Fire and Fury author…

Michael Wolff’s went all looking-over-his-lorgnette about Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski when program panel put his feet to the fire over rumors about UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. “My bad, the President is right about Mika,” Wolff meowed: My bad, the President is right about Mika. — Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018 Haley this week took on rumors she was having an affair with President Donald Trump – a drum beat had begun when Fire and Fury author…

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WATCH: @morningmika Blows Up Michael Wolff Over Nikki Haley Rumors pic.twitter.com/eJJEGi4sop

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 1, 2018

“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff took a beating on the set of “Morning Joe” Thursday as co-host Mika Brzezinksi exploded over the author’s insinuation that Donald Trump might be having an affair with a woman in his administration.

Though Wolff has not named any individual, last week UN Ambassador Nikki Haley felt compelled to dismiss the “disgusting” rumors.

And that angered Brzezinski. “I’m going to go as far as to say you might be having a fun time playing a little game dancing around this but you’re slurring a woman, it’s disgraceful,” she told the author. “You’re on the set of ‘Morning Joe,’ we don’t BS here.”

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Wolff first made the insinuation during an interview on “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Jan. 19 but on “Morning Joe” he attempted to wriggle out of it.

“I didn’t infer anything about Nikki Haley. What I inferred was that the president and many of the people around the president believe he is still involved with various women,” said Wolff.

Haley, for her part, has unequivocally denied any rumors of a relationship between her and Trump.

“[Haley] has been accused of nothing, she has decided to deny what she has not been accused of. Certainly I didn’t accuse her of this,” said Wolff, before demanding Brzezinksi read back anything he’s said to show otherwise.

But Brzezinksi wasn’t having it.

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“Are you kidding me? I’m not reading you anything. If you don’t get what we’re talking about, I’m sorry, this is awkward, you’re here on the set with us, but we’re done.”

The show then went to break.

TheWrap reached out to Wolff for his snap reaction to the drubbing, but he did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff took a beating on the set of “Morning Joe” Thursday as co-host Mika Brzezinksi exploded over the author’s insinuation that Donald Trump might be having an affair with a woman in his administration.

Though Wolff has not named any individual, last week UN Ambassador Nikki Haley felt compelled to dismiss the “disgusting” rumors.

And that angered Brzezinski. “I’m going to go as far as to say you might be having a fun time playing a little game dancing around this but you’re slurring a woman, it’s disgraceful,” she told the author. “You’re on the set of ‘Morning Joe,’ we don’t BS here.”

Wolff first made the insinuation during an interview on “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Jan. 19 but on “Morning Joe” he attempted to wriggle out of it.

“I didn’t infer anything about Nikki Haley. What I inferred was that the president and many of the people around the president believe he is still involved with various women,” said Wolff.

Haley, for her part, has unequivocally denied any rumors of a relationship between her and Trump.

“[Haley] has been accused of nothing, she has decided to deny what she has not been accused of. Certainly I didn’t accuse her of this,” said Wolff, before demanding Brzezinksi read back anything he’s said to show otherwise.

But Brzezinksi wasn’t having it.

“Are you kidding me? I’m not reading you anything. If you don’t get what we’re talking about, I’m sorry, this is awkward, you’re here on the set with us, but we’re done.”

The show then went to break.

TheWrap reached out to Wolff for his snap reaction to the drubbing, but he did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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