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11 items from 2017


Colin Farrell, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard board TV projects

20 March 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.

Colin Farrell will play Oliver North and reunite with Yorgos Lanthimos for Amazon Studios, while Penelope Cruz will star as Donatella Versace in FX’s American Crime Story anthology, and Peter Sarsgaard is cast as a CIA staffer in Hulu’s The Looming Tower.

Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos are set to reunite on Untitled Ollie North Project, Amazon Studios’ limited series about the Oliver North Iran Contra affair.

The project recounts the story of the National Security Council staff member involved in the illegal sale of weapons to Iran to encourage the release of Us hostages in Lebanon in the 1980s.

The project is currently in development and will reunite Farrell with Lanthimos, who directed him in The Lobster and A24’s upcoming The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

Farrell starred in the second season of HBO’s True Detective and is best known for a film »

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Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Casts Peter Sarsgaard as CIA Analyst

20 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu’s “The Looming Tower” has snagged Peter Sarsgaard to star opposite Jeff Daniels, Variety has learned.

The 10-episode drama, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning expose by Lawrence Wright on the in-fighting between the FBI and CIA in the years leading up to 9/11, was ordered to series in September by the streaming service. It 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.

Sarsgaard will play Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who invariably believes he’s by far the smartest person in the room. Under orders to share intelligence with John O’Neill (Daniels) and the FBI, Schmidt opts instead to horde information under the misguided notion that the CIA is the only agency equipped to battle potential terrorist threats. He »

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‘The Looming Tower’: Peter Sarsgaard Cast In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series

20 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie) is set for a lead role opposite Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim in Hulu's straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television. 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… »

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‘The Looming Tower’: Sullivan Jones, Virginia Kull & Louis Cancelmi Join Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series

14 March 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Newcomer Sullivan Jones, Virginia Kull (Gracepoint) and Louis Cancelmi (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) are set as series regulars opposite Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim in Hulu's straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and… »

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The Looming Tower: Jeff Daniels Signed to Star in 9/11 Hulu Series

14 March 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Jeff Daniels, late of the cancelled HBO TV series, The Newsroom, has joined The Looming Tower TV show. He'll play John O'Neill, the chief of the FBI's anti-terrorism unit in the New York field office. The upcoming Hulu drama an adaptation of Lawrence Wright's nonfiction book. Tahar Rahim was previously cast as Ali Soufan, a young FBI agent on O’Neill’s squad.The Looming Tower covers the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. The Hulu TV series explores whether the rivalry between the CIA and FBI could have inadvertently contributed to the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Writer Dan Futterman and director Alex Gibney are executive producing with Wright.Read More… »

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Jeff Daniels Joins Tahar Rahim In The Looming Tower Drama Series

14 March 2017 5:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) is headed back to episodic television as the lead in Hulu’s factually-based September 11th drama, The Looming Tower – which has been ordered straight to series. The veteran actor will play John O’Neill, who was a prominent figure in the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism division in the years prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and is therefore the centre of the action for this tale of events that occurred before the catastrophic hijackings.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda And The Road To 9/11 by Lawrence Wright, the focus of the series will be the difficult relationships between the FBI and other branches of the Federal Government – in particular, the CIA – and the ways in which this hindered the counter-terrorism efforts ahead of September 11th, 2001. John O’Neill – to be played by Jeff Daniels – was the Special Agent In »

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Jeff Daniels to star in Hulu’s 'The Looming Tower'

13 March 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney to adapt Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels has been cast to star in Hulu’s 10-episode, hour-long format.

The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the run-up to 9/11 and examines how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy and the ensuing war in Iraq.

Daniels will play John O’Neill, the headstrong chief of the New York FBI’s counter-terrorism unit who clashes heads with his counterpart at the CIA. Daniels joins previously announced Tahar Rahim and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Dan Futterman and Alex Gibney will adapt Wright’s book and serve as executive producers alongside Wright.

The series is a Legendary Television production for Hulu in the Us and Legendary Television Distribution will distribute internationally.

Daniels won an Emmy for his lead role on HBO’s drama The Newsroom. »

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Jeff Daniels to Star in Hulu's 9/11 Docudrama The Looming Tower

13 March 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jeff Daniels is returning to TV… and he’s not straying too far from the news.

The former Newsroom star has signed on to star in Hulu’s upcoming 9/11 drama The Looming Tower, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, the series chronicles the rise of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and how it led to the September 11th attacks.

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Daniels will play John O’Neill, an FBI counter-terrorism expert who is convinced that al Qaeda is planning an attack on America. »

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Jeff Daniels to Star as FBI Veteran in Hulu’s 9/11 Drama ‘The Looming Tower’

13 March 2017 3:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeff Daniels is set to star as the head of the FBI’s New York counterterrorism unit in the Hulu drama “The Looming Tower.”

Daniels will play a bull-headed FBI veteran who is rightly convinced that the U.S. has been targeted for attack by al-Qaida and is frustrated by the competitiveness and lack of cooperation among other law enforcement agencies.

“Looming Tower” hails from Legendary Television and is executive produced by director Alex Gibney and writer Dan Futterman (“Foxcatcher”). It’s based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning expose by Lawrence Wright on the in-fighting between the FBI and CIA in the years leading up to 9/11. Wright is also an exec producer.

Daniels’ John O’Neil character is billed as a married man with a taste for food and drink, and girlfriends on the side.

Hulu gave a 10-episode order to “Looming Tower” back in September.

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Jeff Daniels To Star In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series ‘The Looming Tower’

13 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is set for the co-lead role opposite Tahar Rahim in The Looming Tower, Hulu's straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry… »

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‘The Looming Tower’: Tahar Rahim To Star In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series

27 January 2017 4:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tahar Rahim has been tapped as one of the two leads in Hulu’s high-profile The Looming Tower, a straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) and Legendary Television. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look… »

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