Jeff Daniels to star in Hulu’s The Looming Tower
Hulu announced Monday that Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, The Martian) is set to star in their upcoming drama series The Looming Tower. Daniels will play “John O’Neill, the determined, at times bull-headed chief of the New York FBI’s Counter-Terrorism unit. O’Neill is rightly convinced that the U.S. has been targeted for attack by Al Qaeda, and faces deliberately insufficient cooperation from other organs of the Federal government, particularly from his counterpart at the frequently antagonistic CIA. A man of appetites, O’Neill is a lover of expensive food and drink, and is involved with at least two girlfriends, neither of whom know about his wife and children.”
Legendary Television is adapting Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 expose as a basis for The Looming Tower. The series will consist of 10 hour-long episodes from Academy Award-nominated writer Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher, Capote) and Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning director Alex Gobney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks). Futterman, Gibney and Wright will serve as executive producers.
Here is the official info:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning exposé by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
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