This may be the first big screen movie script written on Donald Trump and his improbable rise to the highest office in the land but rest assured it won’t be the last. The Apprentice, written by Gabriel Sherman, will focus on Trump’s early influences, such as New York real estate and Roy Cohn. Hollywood Reporter:
Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent to Vanity Fair, who authored the book about the late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room, has been tapped to write the original screenplay for Amy Baer, who is producing the pic through her Gidden Media.
“As a journalist, I’ve reported on Donald Trump for more than 15 years,” Sherman said Wednesday in a statement. “I’ve long been fascinated by his origin story as a young builder coming up in the gritty world of 1970s and ’80s New York. This formative period tells us so much about the man who today occupies the Oval Office.”
Sherman already has some Hollywood credentials, as his Ailes biography is being adapted for television. Showtime and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television are developing the project, with Oscar-winning writer/director Tom McCarthy executive producing.
As tender as Trump’s fees fees are concerning what reporters routinely say about him, can you imagine how he’ll lay into an admittedly fictional work? This ought to be good.