8:09am PT by Kate Stanhope
Alec Baldwin Boards Hulu 9/11 Drama 'The Looming Tower'
Alec Baldwin is headed to Hulu.
The Emmy winner has joined the streamer's forthcoming 9/11 drama The Looming Tower, it was announced Wednesday at Hulu's NewFront presentation.
Based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, the series traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, taking 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.
Baldwin will guest-star in the drama as ex-CIA director George Tenet. George is Richard Clarke's (Michael Stuhlbarg) partner in fighting al-Qaeda. However, he may know more than he is letting on.
He joins a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard, Bill Camp, Virginia Kull, Louis Cancelmi, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones and Wrenn Schmidt.
The 10-episode adaptation hails from writer Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), who will executive produce with Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Wright. Legendary Television will produce the series. Principal photography began Wednesday in New York.
Baldwin's Looming Tower casting comes in the midst of a busy 2017 for the actor. In addition to his recurring role as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, Baldwin also hosted for a record-breaking 17th time in February. He also voiced the main character in the animated film Boss Baby and released a memoir, Nevertheless.
His other major TV roles include his seven-season run on 30 Rock, which netted him two Emmys and three Golden Globes.