3:37am PT by Alex Ritman
Tunisian 'Sex and the City 2' Star Joins Hulu's 'The Looming Tower' (Exclusive)
Dhafer L'Abidine, the Tunisian TV star who has had roles in Sex and the City 2, The Da Vinci Code and A Hologram for the King, is set to appear in Hulu's upcoming adaptation of The Looming Tower.
Based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, the series chronicles the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, 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.
L'Abidine, recently seen in two popular Ramadan TV series — Halawat Al Dounia and Caramel — joins Tahar Rahim, Jeff Daniels and Alec Baldwin in The Looming Tower.
The 10-episode adaptation comes from writer Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), who will executive produce with Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Wright. Legendary Television will produce the series.