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Kingsley Ben-Adir to play Barack Obama in James Comey limited series

By Karen Butler

Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Peaky Blinders and The OA actor Kingsley Ben-Adir has signed on to play former U.S. President Barack Obama in the CBS Studios limited series based on former FBI Director James Comey's memoir A Higher Loyalty.

Deadline.com reported Brian d'Arcy James will play former FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano; Steve Zissis will play former FBI general counsel Jim Baker; and Shawn Doyle will play Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division.

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The actors join previously announced cast members Jeff Daniels as Comey and Brendan Gleeson as U.S. President Donald Trump.

Richard Jewell and Terminator: Dark Fate scribe Billy Ray wrote and is directing the project.

CBS has not decided which of its platforms the program will air on yet.

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