Holly Hunter has joined the CBS Studios miniseries “A Higher Loyalty” based on former FBI Director James Comey’s book.
Hunter will star as Sally Yates who served as Deputy Attorney General under U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch until Lynch stepped down when Trump was sworn into office.
Yates served as Acting Attorney General until a permanent replacement was confirmed by the Senate, but her tenure lasted just 10 days as she refused to enforce Trump’s controversial travel ban.
Yates also repeatedly warned the White House about National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn and his vulnerability to blackmail by Russian agents.
Hunter joins previously announced cast members Jeff Daniels as James Comey, Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump, Michael Kelly as Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey.
Billy Ray penned the script and will direct. Shane Salerno, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will executive produce with filming to begin next month. No broadcaster or streaming service home has yet been announced.