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TV adaptation of Fire and Fury lands an Emmy-winning director

Pre-production for an on-screen version of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House seems to be well underway, as Emmy-winning director Jay Roach has signed on to helm the television adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

The best-selling book, written by Michael Wolff, paints a chaotic portrait of President Trump's administration, depicting Trump as an inept, erratic leader surrounded by unprepared advisers. Published in January, the work sold more than a million copies in its first week and spurred fervent media coverage.

Roach previously directed the HBO series Game Change, a dramatization of the 2008 presidential election, THR noted. He was previously hired to direct an HBO series on the 2016 election, but the project was scrapped. Roach and Wolff will executive produce the upcoming series, as will BBC executive Michael Jackson.

The series is not yet tied to a network, but production company Endeavor Content reportedly purchased the TV and movie rights to Fire and Fury back in January.

Trump has repeatedly denounced the book as false. Wolff says he got information for the book after a year of nearly unrestricted access to the campaign team.