Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

A shop worker opens a package containing copies of Michael Wolff's book 'Fire And Fury' as they go on sale inside a branch of the Waterstones book store in Liverpool, Britain.
A shop worker opens a package containing copies of Michael Wolff's book 'Fire And Fury' as they go on sale inside a branch of the Waterstones book store in Liverpool, Britain, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

January 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Wolff’s explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, “Fire and Fury,” is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday.

Hollywood entertainment company Endeavor Content has bought the rights to the best-selling book and plans to adapt it for a television series, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said.

Wolff will executive produce the series, which will be shopped to various networks. No casting or air date has been set but the announcement set off speculation about who would play some of the key figures in the White House.

“Fire and Fury” portrays a chaotic White House in Trump’s first year as president, based on extensive interviews with Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon and others.

It sold more than 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week, according to NPD BookScan.

The book, published on Jan. 5, characterized Trump as unstable, inept and unprepared to be president. Trump responded on Twitter that Wolff was “a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book.”

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bill Trott)

64 Comments on "Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television"

  1. sold 28K??? nation wide??? such a joke!

  2. Respectfulguest | January 18, 2018 at 9:41 am |

    I think this book would make a much better movie:
    Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
    Gary J. Byrne

  3. Respectfulguest | January 18, 2018 at 9:41 am |

    I think this book would make a much better movie:
    Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
    Gary J. Byrne

  4. andrew moore | January 18, 2018 at 9:11 am |

    Just more fiction….Just like “hitlery rotten clintoon is going to win president by double digit numbers” and “All the polls show hitlery rotten clintoon leading the way to the white house.”

  5. anne stromberg | January 18, 2018 at 8:57 am |

    Any one that promotes this LIAR’s book will not receive any monetary input from me.

  6. La la land creates a fantasy about truth. I can’t wait to boycott more trash-inspired shows.

  7. …crates of the book ‘fire & fury’ found at New Jersey landfill’…will be the headline soon…lol..

  8. If they are going to make a fictional movie, I’m sure they can find something more interesting than this book of lies.

  9. conquest915 | January 18, 2018 at 8:22 am |

    Why not, TV is nothing but 90% fiction to start with. Especially the Network news organizations.

  10. I hope Trump sues for SLANDER this publisher, the writer, Bannon, and any television unit that puts this out for enough money to bankrupt them. Just a pack of lies, that the mellon heads will actually believe are true.

  11. Tell the sponsors to stick it. Horsecrapwood has no talented writers, just scum.

  12. With Rosie O’Donnell as Hillary and Homie The Clown as Obama.

  13. andrew moore | January 18, 2018 at 6:08 am |

    You cancel Myth Busters but you bring us this sheet…..No thank you, not going to watch it.

  14. andrew moore | January 18, 2018 at 6:04 am |

    Still not going to change the fact that HE IS STILL YOUR PRESIDENT.

  15. andrew moore | January 18, 2018 at 6:02 am |

    Just another liberal attempt to spread lies….I know I won’t be seeing it.

  16. Stuck_in_Ca√→ | January 18, 2018 at 5:50 am |

    A fool and his money are soon parted.

  17. This book must be really bad if the left is rushing it right to TV.

  18. Living in the Times | January 18, 2018 at 5:11 am |

    “Fire and Fury” portrays a chaotic White House in Trump’s first year as
    president, based on extensive interviews with Trump’s former chief
    strategist Steve Bannon and others.” Others??? They do extensive interviews with someone that Trump fired and publish a book based on that person’s opinions??? Of course they would base the “book” on opinions from those who oppose Trump. Biased any??? Where ANY of Trump’s supporters interviewed?????

    The WH needs fire and fury to sweep through it to clean it up. Stand strong Mr. Trump…you have this!!!!

  19. Of course it does, the liberal media will pay to put this book on TV. Another example of a falsely based book makes it to the falsely and biased media sources. When will these idiots learn about reporting the truth and not the crap that aligns with their liberal mental inabilities to shake this POTUS. How sad that the idiots that run these media companies only have hate for the POTUS and his efforts o push pro-American values over selfish motives like the liberal dumbasses at the TV media sources.

    • Living in the Times | January 18, 2018 at 6:20 am |

      Well said! AANS (Anti-American News Sources)…the new name for all liberal networks!

  20. First there was a “fake book” now the “fake TV series”! OMG the lengths these leftist will go to gain power! They will cheat, lie, distort, deceive, deflect, ignore, and destroy people! How pathetic and evil!

    • andrew moore | January 18, 2018 at 6:03 am |

      Yup…I cannot wait until America gets tired of these numb nuts and it becomes open season.

    • Living in the Times | January 18, 2018 at 6:21 am |

      If you round up the Clinton’s, Durbin, Rosie and the rest of the hollyweirdos what do you have? The new face of liberalism…lies, deceit and out for #1 mentality (#1 being their own best interest of course!)

  21. Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis | January 18, 2018 at 12:16 am |

    OK. We don’t have TV. We don’t trust hollyweird. Not going to change anything in our life.

    What is NOT going to change?
    OUR LOVE & RESPECT for PRESIDENT TRUMP! ^-^

  22. just like the fake Trump dossier.

  23. Hasn’t most of this book already been discredited?

  24. Mary Hasting | January 17, 2018 at 9:15 pm |

    I wish President Trump would sue this clown, the so-called “author”. He even states in the front of the book that some things are not true.

  25. Jessy Scholl | January 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm |

    I have a feeling that this will be a CBS show. It seems fitting because CBS stands for Crap Broadcasting System.

  26. All American | January 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm |

    I hope that President Trump sues the hell out of the publishers, the writers and the tv networks that run this trash!

  27. I wouldn’t line my birdcage with that crap. TV’s become such a pile of crap as well. Do like me some Colombo reruns.

    • Living in the Times | January 18, 2018 at 6:26 am |

      Oh yea, that is when tv was for entertainment and not a political dumping ground. We are showing our age! LOL

  28. Hollywood has come unglued.

  29. kevin conen | January 17, 2018 at 4:34 pm |

    66 million voted for Hillary and only 28 thousand bought it the 1st week? With all the hype? Doesnt sound like a big deal.

    • Jessy Scholl | January 17, 2018 at 8:53 pm |

      It is a big deal when you consider the portion of the population that downloaded the book in the short time Wikileaks had the book available for a free download.

  30. Democrats if you put some idea Democrats LIKE and they can be used for political ends in a book base on fake information they created a fake investigation on Reagan dealing with Iran. Democrats and fake Media did investigation and found NO evidence but created lot of propaganda FEELINGS against President Reagan. It made Democrats lawyer very will off and media talk about it and it was all LIES and more LIES and in the end like with the Fake investigation President Bush that produce nothing.

    Democrat believe selectively in books like fake Man made Global COOLING like we are seeing now in the South. Is that not created by Man Made Global Cooling weather.

    This fake book will be used by Democrats in Congress to say they need to impeach the President for NOTHING is true in the book that warrant that action. Truth does not matter to Democrats over Propaganda value coordinated with the Big Media to get their political ends. Democrats represent illegals NOT citizens of the United States now. Anyone votes for Democrat that are citizens must support illegal relative for there is NO value to Citizens. Know what Democrats and Media are doing for they work together for ends to make American Marxist.

  31. I sure as hell won’t be watching that crap movie. Won’t be reading the crap book either. TV has become another feces hole!

  32. I knew the Hollyweird liberals could never resist this. Another chance to unload on Trump, and they’ve wasted no time starting to put it together, either. Boy the seething rage level of Presidential Hatred (Trump Derangement Syndrome) is running really high now. Bet all the psychiatrists and grief counselors in Hollyweird are making a fortunre off of all these Hollyweird snowflakes about now.

    • whoselineisitanyway | January 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm |

      SAVING LOTS OF MONEY NOT GOING TO MOVIES

      • Hollywood is losing money and they can’t figure out why. Duh.

        • Arnold Maize | January 18, 2018 at 7:28 am |

          Just like the music industry, RAP is not music!

          • Nothing against any of these peoples, because it is part of their ancient cultures, but Rap really is no different from all the chanting over and over and over that you hear in tribal dancing on the Indian reservations or in African tribal dances. Just racket, no real music or melody to it at all.

    • …it is so bad that patient & doctor are on the couch in hollywood…abusing their meds, flat passed out from their hysteria…lol..

  33. I quit watching Saturday Night Live because of all the Trump being portrayed so negatively. This too will never be on my tv. The liberals are killing themselves with their one sided ignorance. From what I heard, this book is full of nothing but lies about Trump. Don’t waste your time even reading it, or later watching it!!

  34. Bob Ritthsler | January 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm |

    Another show or movie I’ll never see.

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