Casting James Comey: From Vince Vaughn to Ben Affleck, Twitter has ideas

Casting James Comey: From Vince Vaughn to Ben Affleck, Twitter has ideas

Now that reviews of former FBI director James Comey’s much-anticipated book are finally out and on your cable TV screen 24 hours a day, the armchair casting of a movie version of the real-life drama has begun. The idea of a big-screen adaptation isn’t so far-fetched — Comey is reportedly already mulling a Hollywood deal to secure the rights to his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which hits shelves on Tuesday. The big question? Who should play the guy President Trump famously fired, of course. A few popular suggestions emerged on Twitter (and, lordy, we hope there are audition tapes! ): Vince Vaughn The “Wedding Crashers” star actually does bear a passing resemblance to Comey. Plus he’s tall, making him a top pick to play the 6-foot-8 former G-man. Armie Hammer At 31, he’s a little young to play the 57-year-old. But he’s also tall, and some on social media pointed to his “experiences in political movies,” such as the 2011 film “J. Edgar,” in which he plays an FBI agent.

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James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill on May 3. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Now that reviews of former FBI director James Comey’s much-anticipated book are finally out and on your cable TV screen 24 hours a day, the armchair casting of a movie version of the real-life drama has begun. The idea of a big-screen adaptation isn’t so far-fetched — Comey is reportedly already mulling a Hollywood deal to secure the rights to his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which hits shelves on Tuesday.

The big question? Who should play the guy President Trump famously fired, of course. A few popular suggestions emerged on Twitter (and, lordy, we…

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