Michael Wolff's controversial and best-selling new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is heading to the small screen.
The non-fiction book details the behavior of current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, during the election campaign and in his first year at the White House. It features real accounts from former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. The book, released earlier this month, has already sold over 1 million copies.
The Hollywood Reporter, which was first to break the news, revealed that Endeavor Content purchased the film and television rights of the book. The price tag of the deal was not disclosed but the publication said that it costs around at least a million dollars.
Wolff will sit as an executive producer to the upcoming TV adaptation. BBC executive and CEO of Two Cities Television, Michael Jackson, will also serve as a producer.
As of this writing, no television network is attached to the project but it will immediately be shopped around as a series.
Trump's Fire And Fury
The president himself has condemned the book. On Twitter, Trump accused Wolff of fabricating stories.
"Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book," the businessman and former television star said. The Republican also claimed that he gave no access to Wolff in the White House and insisted that he never spoke to the writer.
Wolff, however, was unfazed. He responded and thanked Trump for helping sell his book and proving his point.
"What was I doing there if he didn't want me to be there? I absolutely spoke to the president," the non-fiction writer stated. "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record."
True enough, Trump's repeated attempts to condemn the book and its author have just created interest around it. Fire and Fury publisher Henry Holt moved the publication date of the book from the Jan. 9 to Jan. 5 after the White House tried to intervene.
The book was sold out in most bookstores minutes after copies of the book became available. The publisher also sold hundreds of thousands of copies in audiobook and e-book forms.
Wolff's book debut at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list and has also been in demand anywhere it is available. Translations of the book in different languages such as Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, French, and German are also coming.