ABC may have found a new way to Trump NBC.
Net — which has already surpassed the Peacock in the ratings — has greenlit a two-hour biopic exploring the life of billionaire Donald Trump, who also happens to star in NBC’s “The Apprentice.”
Project will focus on the last 25 years of Trump’s life, exploring the ups and downs of his business and personal lives.
Alphabet has secured the rights to Gwenda Blair’s 2001 book “The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire,” which focuses on the Donald, his dad and his grandfather.
Unsurprisingly, Trump is not cooperating with the project, which is on the fast track at ABC.
Keith Curran is set to write the script, with John David Coles directing; casting is expected to begin immediately. Robert Greenwald and Barbara Lieberman are exec producers on the project.
While famous now for his current work on “The Apprentice,” the 1980s-era Trump is ripe with drama — from his battles in the Atlantic City casino wars to his tabloid relationships with stunning supermodels that resulted in headlines such as the infamous New York Daily News front pager “Best Sex I Ever Had.”
ABC has had a solid track record with biopics, garnering good reviews and solid ratings for examinations of Judy Garland, the Three Stooges and the Beach Boys.