Holly Hunter Joins Cast Of Mini-Series Based On James Comey Book

Posted by at 12:21 pm on October 11, 2019

Holly Hunter has joined the upcoming CBS Studios miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty.

Hunter will star as Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. She joins previously announced cast members Jeff Daniels (James Comey), Brendan Gleeson (President Donald Trump), Michael Kelly (Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe), and Jennifer Ehle (Patrice Comey).

Yates served as Deputy Attorney General under U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch until Lynch stepped down in January 2017 after Trump was sworn into office. The Trump administration asked Yates to serve as Acting Attorney General until a permanent replacement was confirmed by the Senate. Her tenure in that position lasted just 10 days, as she refused to enforce Trump’s controversial travel ban that focused on certain Muslim-majority countries and was subsequently dismissed by the President. Yates is also well-known for repeatedly warning the White House about National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn and his vulnerability to blackmail by Russian agents. Flynn resigned shortly after the warnings became public after Yates had already been removed from office.

The untitled miniseries hails from Billy Ray, who adapted the book for the screen and will also direct. Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will executive produce via Secret Hideout along with Shane Salerno of The Story Factory. It will be produced by Secret Hideout, The Story Factory and Home Run Productions in association with CBS TV Studios. The series is slated to begin production next month. No network is currently attached to the project.

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