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The Looming Tower Trailer: Hulu's Limited Series Has the (Terrifying) Goods

Have communications between the (now increased) number of Federal agencies tasked with protecting the United States citizens improved since 9/11/2001?

We sure as hell have to hope they have.

Hulu is bringing to the small screen an adaptation of Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.

The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.

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Jeff Daniels is on a Mission to Stop Terrorist Attacks in Trailer for Hulu's The Looming Tower

Hulu has another great looking series coming out that is sure to suck me in and get me hooked because the story is intriguing. It's called The Looming Tower and it traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA may have inadvertently set a path for the tragedy of 9/11.

The limited series has an impressive cast of actors that include Jeff DanielsTahar RahimWrenn SchmidtBill Camp, Alec Baldwin, and Peter Sarsgaard. It's based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and this is the synopsis:

The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.

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Alec Baldwin, Jeff Daniels Race to Stop 9/11 in Looming Tower Trailer — Watch

Could the September 11th terrorist attacks have been prevented? That’s a provocative question that Hulu’s new drama The Looming Tower dives into without flinching.

The scripted docudrama, which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 28 on the streaming service, chronicles the FBI and CIA’s efforts to hunt down Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda in the years leading up to 9/11 — and the errors they made along the way. In the new trailer above, when Peter Sarsgaard’s CIA analyst is told there’s “too much risk” to aggressively going after al-Qaeda, he comes back with: “Someday, this administration will be remembered for
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'The Looming Tower': Watch Gripping Trailer for Miniseries About 9/11

'The Looming Tower': Watch Gripping Trailer for Miniseries About 9/11
The rise of Osama bin Laden and dissent between the FBI and CIA are the focuses of Hulu's new series, The Looming Tower. The 10-episode show, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, chronicles events leading up to the September 11th terrorist attacks. It premieres on Hulu February 28th.

The trailer reveals that the series will chronicle the work of agents in the FBI's I-49 Squad in New York and the CIA's Alec Station in Washington D.C., two counter-terrorism divisions working to prevent attacks on America
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Jeff Daniels Tries to Stop Al-Qaeda in Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Trailer (Video)

Jeff Daniels Tries to Stop Al-Qaeda in Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Trailer (Video)
Jeff Daniels stars in the upcoming Hulu drama “The Looming Tower,” which traces the rise of Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. The 10-episode series, which got its first trailer on Thursday, traces the rising threat of Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. Daniels stars as John O’Neill, a New York-based FBI supervisor. He’s joined by Tahar Rahim as Lebanese-American FBI agent Ali Soufan, Peter Sarsgaard as CIA agent Martin Schmidt, Michael Stuhlbarg as counterterrorism official Richard Clarke and Alec Baldwin as...
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‘The Looming Tower’ Trailer: Hulu Takes On 9/11 With Jeff Daniels & Alec Baldwin

Two reasons to get excited for Hulu‘s upcoming new series “The Looming Tower:” a grey-haired Michael Stuhlbarg and a bearded Peter Sarsgaard. On a less important note, the series seems to be a sort of 9/11 prequel, “an investigative thriller” detailing “the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s.” It is executive produced by documentarian Alex Gibney and “Capote” screenwriter Dan Futterman.

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‘The Looming Tower’ Trailer: Hulu Drama About the Path to 9/11 Looks Like Another Prestige Heavyweight

Hulu might have another hit drama on its hands.

The streaming service released the first full look at “The Looming Tower,” the upcoming original drama charting the extensive counterintelligence efforts in the U.S. as the efforts of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda began to come into view.

Jeff Daniels stars as John O’Neill, an FBI Special Agent whose pursuit of bin Laden played out against a divide between the FBI and the CIA. Peter Sarsgaard, Tahar Rahim, Bill Camp, Wrenn Schmidt, and the ever-present Michael Stuhlbarg round out one of the most promising casts of the new year.

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The series is based on the Pulitzer-winning book of the same name by author Lawrence Wright, whose work also led to the 2015 Alex Gibney doc “Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief.
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Netflix Delves Into Podcasting To Promote True Crime Docuseries ‘Wormwood’

Netflix is continuing its diversification into audio mediums. The streaming giant has just launched a companion podcast for its latest true crime docuseries, the Errol Morris-directed Wormwood, which explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist in a secret Cold War mind-control program known as Mk-Ultra.

The podcast, launched last Friday, digs deeper into the unsolved case -- beyond the six episodes that launched on Netflix earlier this month, New York reports. It will feature appearances by Morris, Eric Olson (whose father, Frank, is at the center of the case), conspiracy expert Jon Ronson, and the actor Peter Sarsgaard (who stars in the docuseries as Frank in reenacted scenes). A total of three episodes are currently available for download on iTunes.

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‘Wormwood’ Podcast Allows Errol Morris Obsessives to Test Their Theories — Listen

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‘Wormwood’ Podcast Allows Errol Morris Obsessives to Test Their Theories — Listen
In hindsight, it was probably inevitable that Errol Morris would contribute to the abundance of true crime we’ve been experiencing these last few years. The documentarian is ahead of the curve, after all, having directed an exemplar of the genre nearly 20 years ago with “The Thin Blue Line.” His latest is the docuseries “Wormwood,” which obsessives can now accompany with a podcast.

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Here’s the synopsis: “Meet the Wormwood Podcast — from Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris, this is the official companion piece to the Netflix genre-bending documentary Wormwood. Join the discussion as we dive deeper into the mysterious death of CIA scientist Frank Olson. Did he fall or jump from his 13th floor New York hotel room in 1953? The official story is that he was purposefully drugged with LSD without his knowledge
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Fascinating First-Look Promo For Hulu's Counter-Terrorism Series Looming Tower with Jeff Daniels

Hulu keeps cranking out original content and now we're getting a first look at their new series The Looming Tower, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. 

The series follows the threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s as the CIA and FBI counter-terrorism divisions travel the world looking for information while working toward the same goal... trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. However, a rivalry between the FBI and CIA at the time may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of September 11th.

The Looming Tower looks like a fascinating series and it stars Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Alec Baldwin, and Peter Sarsgaard among others.

The Looming Tower will premiere on Wednesday, February 28th.
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The Looming Tower (2018) TV Mini-Series First Look Video: FBI, CIA, & the Road to 9/11 [Hulu]

The Looming Tower First Look Video Hulu‘s The Looming Tower (2018) TV mini-series first look video stars Tahar Rahim, Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Wrenn Schmidt, and Michael Stuhlbarg. The Looming Tower‘s pot synopsis: based on the book by Lawrence Wright, “The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s [...]

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The Looming Tower: Hulu Previews New Series Based on Lawrence Wright Book

"What went wrong?" Hulu has released a first look at their upcoming TV show The Looming Tower.Based on the book by Lawrence Wright, the drama "traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11." The cast includes Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Tahar Rahim, Michael Stuhlbarg, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, and Virginia Kull.Read More…
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'Wormwood': Errol Morris on Truth, Justice and C.I.A Murder Cover-Ups

On November 28th, 1953, a military scientist named Frank Olson died after falling out the window of his New York hotel room. Did he jump ... or was he pushed? That question has consumed the life of his son, Eric. And it's now the focus of Wormwood, the new four-hour-plus film from Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris, who has spent his landmark career exploring the truth that governments and powerful individuals don't want us to know.

Streaming on Netflix in six episodes and screening in select theaters, Wormwood could serve as a grand
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New to Streaming: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘Wormwood,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)

In the hours since viewing Dunkirk – the newest film from surprisingly divisive blockbuster director Christopher Nolan – one sensory recollection has stuck out above all others. Every time that British spitfire pilot Farrier (Tom Hardy) accelerates or banks his plane, the soundtrack fills with the noise of metallic rattling, an uncomfortable chorus of knocks and pings that lets you know exactly how much stress and force are
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Netflix's New Series Wormwood Is Based on a Horrifying True Story

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Netflix is releasing a new miniseries on Dec. 15 titled Wormwood, a docudrama about the CIA's LSD experiments in the 1950s. That study, called Project Mk-ULtra, has been well documented; it has been mentioned in movies like Jacob's Ladder and The Men Who Stare at Goats, as well as TV shows like Fringe and Stranger Things. But what about the case that is central to Wormwood, that of Frank Rudolph Olson, played in the miniseries by Peter Sarsgaard? Is that based on a true story? The answer is yes, and the details are actually quite shocking. RelatedStart 2018 Off Right With the 74 New Titles Coming to Netflix in January Olson was an American scientist who specialized in bacteria and biological warfare - at Us Army Biological Warfare Laboratories, he conducted experiments with aerosolized anthrax. At some point during his Army career, he began working with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the
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Wormwood: first trailer for new Netflix thriller

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Wormwood, a 6-part true crime thriller with some documentary elements, has received an intriguing first look..

In the 'reality is stranger than fiction' files, no story may be more surreal and unbelievable than the CIA's Mk-ultra experiments.

The American government's effort into LSD, mind control and many other nefarious, arguably supernatural endeavors has made a good backdrop for many a science fiction story. Now, with the help of Netflix's massive true crime industrial complex, the real story of Mk-ultra will be in the spotlight.

Wormwood is a six-part true crime series about the death of a CIA employee Dr. Frank Olson. The series will explore the causes of Olson's mysterious death by blending fact and fiction and combining documentary elements with a scripted narrative, starring Peter Sarsgaard.

The first official trailer for the show gives us an idea of just what that will look like.
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New Trailer For Netflix's Wormwood Series Which Tells The Untold True Story of The CIA

Netflix has revealed an intense new trailer for their new series Wormwood, and it looks really freakin' good! This is a documentary series that stars Peter Sarsgaard and it tells the untold true story of the CIA. What does that entail? A history of LSD experiments, mind control, and the death of a family man are just a few of the elements involved in a massive cover-up.

The fascinating six-part series comes from director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War) and it follows the true story of Eric Olsen’s journey to uncover the truth about his father’s death. The telling of this story combines narrative scenes, archival footage, and interviews. These kinds of stories have always intrigued me, so I'm really looking forward to watching this!

Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth.
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‘Wormwood’ Trailer: Errol Morris Takes Peter Sarsgaard Down a LSD-Laden CIA Rabbit Hole

After the quaint, touching documentary The B-Side from earlier this year, director Errol Morris is back with a more ambitious undertaking: a six-part Netflix series or (depending who you talk to) a film. Clocking in at 241 minutes and described as “a twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death, “Peter Sarsgaard leads the project, which combines Morris’ documentary approach with a narrative.

Ahead of a release on Netflix on December 15, the first trailer has arrived, which mixes LSD, the CIA, and mind control along with a number of directorial techniques. Also starring Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd, Tim Blake Nelson, Bob Balaban, Jimmi Simpson, and Michael Chernus see the trailer for your new Netflix obsession below.

Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth.
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Official Trailer for Errol Morris' 'Wormwood' Playing in Select Theaters

"How big does the conspiracy go? Uncover the truth behind the CIA, LSD, mind control…and the death of a family man." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for a new series by legendary filmmaker Errol Morris, titled Wormwood. We're breaking our no-television rules to feature this trailer for this six-part series on Netflix, because this is actually being released in a few theaters on the exact same day as it hits Netflix. And there's a debating raging about whether this is a feature film or a documentary or a series, or what exactly. Officially, Wormwood is a part-documentary, part-scripted series telling the "untold true story of the CIA, LSD experiments, mind control, and the death of a family man." Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Blake Nelson, Molly Parker, Jack O'Connell, and others. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Strap in. Here's the official trailer (+ teaser & poster) for Errol Morris' Wormwood,
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