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Though A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership was just published, former FBI Director James Comey already is raising speculation about a film adaption of his memoir — and who would play him.
“My kids vote would be for Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights,” Comey said in an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of The View. The show’s co-hosts threw out a number of suggestions, including John Cusack and Vince Vaughn. Whoopi Goldberg even offered herself up, joking, “I feel I could do you justice.”
The Hollywood Reporter revealed in March that Comey is considering selling the option to A Higher Loyalty, and his D.C.-based agents made a trip to Los Angeles to field pitches from agents, production companies and screenwriters.
Chandler, who a number of internet commentators have long suggested should play Comey in a Hollywood version of his story, has experience portraying an FBI agent, too — he played the dogged investigator trailing Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Chandler’s character, agent Patrick Denham, was based on real-life special agent John Brosnan.
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