The upcoming political drama series “The Comey Rule” is the dramatic presentation of the initial months of Trump’s rule and his relation with FBI Director James Comey. In the miniseries, the role of Comey is played by Jeff Daniel and Brendan Gleeson plays the character of Donald Trump.
The series was set to release before the elections, but to Daniels’ disappointment, the release date was postponed. However, after a lot of effort by Ray, the show is set to premiere on Sept. 27.
In “The Comey Rule”, Daniels is supposed to play the role or the FBI Director Comey. The FBI Director wrote a detailed account of the relationship with Trump. The former FBI director’s book is called “A Higher Loyalty.” This book depicts the embattled period prior to and following the election of President Donald Trump. Comey mentions that Trump has asked for his loyalty before the elections.
Jeff Daniels says that one of the most challenging scenes to shoot was the loyalty dinner scene, where Trump, played by Gleeson, asks Comey (Daniels) to pledge his loyalty to him. Daniels says that working with Gleeson was great. It was similar to working with Meryl Streep. The two actors had did not rehearsed the scene together. It was an eight-page long scene, however, they made it work quite wonderfully.
Daniels was nervous that the real 6 ft 8 inches Comey was watching the shooting. He felt intimidated by it. However, he is glad that he got the approval of Comey. Daniels said that he did could not care less what Trump would think about the scene. But he is pleased that Gleeson got to play that part. And he did it exceptionally well.
The writer and director, Billy Ray, is satisfied with the end result. But he is worried about the amount of scrutiny Gleeson will have to suffer at the hands of Trump.