Former FBI Director James Comey could receive an eye-popping sum of money for a tell-all book on his experience as America's top cop.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, one publishing house is ready to pay Comey a $10 million advance for a book that details his days as the FBI director, which included investigations into two of Americans most popular politicians: President Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
A publishing house acquisition editor told the Daily Mail that Comey's story mirrors the narratives in the hit-TV show "House of Cards" — making it a story that needs to be told.
"Jim Comey's story has everything, from White House intrigue to possible corruption and law breaking. His explosive story makes 'West Wing' and 'House of Cards' on a par with Mister Rogers," the editor, whose employer was not stated, told the Daily Mail.
"When his proposal hits my desk, I've already been authorized to offer $10 million," the editor said.
Other publishing insiders who spoke to the Daily Mail confirmed that the number being floated for Comey's book advance is $10 million.
"By being fired by The Donald, Jim Comey's going to have the biggest Washington golden parachute ever. Trump's going to make him a Hollywood celebrity, a literary lion and a multimillionaire. Trump's gonna kick himself," the insider told the Daily Mail.
However, despite the rumors, Comey has not announced that he will write any book, and outside of his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey has been intentional to not divulge any details about his time at the FBI.
In addition to a book, insiders told the Daily Mail that Hollywood directors also want to make movies about Comey.
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A prominent movie-TV agent told DailyMail.com: "I know one top drawer producer who's already talking to stars to cast the Comey role. He has to be tall, good-looking and a Jimmy Stewart-John Wayne-hero type. I was mesmerized when I spent the whole day watching Comey testify."
"Comey could expect a movie deal tied into the book worth many millions of dollars more, tens of millions."
The Washington Post called Comey's testimony a "performance of a lifetime – Classic G-man and aggrieved victim." And a New York Times headline billed Comey as, "Hero, Villain and Shakespearean Character…"
According to insiders, a Comey book would be a memoir and would detail his life from his childhood to working in three presidential nominations and becoming a household name entangled in several of the nation's biggest political scandals.
Comey served as FBI director for nearly four years after being nominated by former President Barack Obama in 2013. He was slated to serve until 2023.
Trump fired him last month upon a recommendation from the Department of Justice. However, Trump later said that he was going to fire Comey irregardless of the DOJ's recommendation.
Previously, Comey served as the deputy attorney general under former President George W. Bush and as a federal prosector in New York.