Controversial Trump book set to hit the small screen

Move over House of Cards - although the controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has been a sell-out book, it's not stopping there.

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Endeavour Content has acquired the rights to Michael Wolff's??? best-selling book, with plans to develop it for the small screen.

With reports that the deal is in the seven-figure range and covers film and television rights. The show has not yet been attached to a network.

Wolff will serve as an executive producer, with BBC producer Michael Jackson (no relation to the pop icon) also producing.

The book itself has been an object of major controversy and scrutiny, with President Trump repeatedly attacking what he called a "Fake Book".

It portrays the Trump campaign and White House residency as anything but smooth: with an unprepared president at the helm and infighting within the ranks.

Interest in the New York Times bestseller surged after Trump's public criticism of it, with it selling out in many bookstores. A lawyer representing President Trump even attempted to stop the publication of the book by serving Wolff and his publisher a legal notice, with possible charges of defamation. Despite this, publication went ahead.

The book is particularly noteworthy for having caused a rift between Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon after he was quoted making disparaging remarks about the Trump family in the book.

Fire and Fury also made claims that included allusions to Trump's "semi-litera[cy]", the campaign team wanting to lose the election, first daughter Ivanka Trump vying for the White House among other stories of the White House.

This story Controversial Trump book set to hit the small screen first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.