Peter Sarsgaard, Tahar Rahim, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi, Virginia Kull and Sullivan Jones are all set to join Jeff Daniels in Hulu’s upcoming ten-episode “The Looming Tower” series from Legendary Television.
Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 expose, the series explores the threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda and offers a controversial look at how CIA and FBI rivalry 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.
Dan Futterman and Alex Gibney will adapt the script and serve as executive producers alongside Wright.