Alec Baldwin Joins Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ in Guest Star Role

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Alec Baldwin is heading to Hulu! The streaming service announced today that Baldwin has been cast as a guest star in Hulu’s original new drama series “The Looming Tower.”

The Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actor will play George Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence for the CIA. He is Richard Clarke’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) partner in fighting al-Qaeda, though he may know more than he is letting on.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé by Lawrence Wright, “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 FBI may have inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

“The Looming Tower” will be adapted as a 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Academy Award-nominated writer Dan Futterman (“Foxcatcher,” “Capote”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (“Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” “Taxi to the Dark Side” and “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks”).

Futterman, Gibney and Wright will serve as executive producers.

“The Looming Tower” is a Legendary Television production for Hulu in the U.S. Legendary Television Distribution will distribute the series worldwide.

The cast of “The Looming Tower” includes Jeff Daniels (John O’Neill), Tahar Rahim (Ali Soufan), Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt), Michael Stuhlbarg (Richard Clarke), Bill Camp (Robert Chesney), Virginia Kull (Kathy Shaughnessy), Louis Cancelmi (Vince Stuart), Ella Rae Peck (Heather), Sullivan Jones (Floyd Bennet) and Wrenn Schmidt (Diane Priest).

Principal photography for the show began today in New York.

Tell us: What do you think of “The Looming Tower” so far? Are you excited to see Alec Baldwin return to the small screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on the message boards!