Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Finds Lead in ‘Last Panthers’ Grad

Hulu’s 9/11 play has found a lead.

Tahar Rahim (The Last Panthers) is set to star in a streamer’s instrumentation of The Looming Tower, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, a array traces a rising hazard of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, holding a argumentative demeanour during how a adversary between a CIA and FBI might have inadvertently set a theatre for a tragedy of 9/11 and a fight in Iraq.

Rahim will play Ali Soufan, a immature FBI representative on John O’Neill’s I-49 anti-terrorism patrol who fast ascends to a purpose of O’Neill’s protege, due to his brilliance, his fluency in Arabic and his believe of Islam. Ali is angry by a corruption of his sacrament by enemies of a United States and uses each apparatus during his disposal, including going clandestine in extremists’ entertainment spaces, in sequence to forestall catastrophes.

Rahim outlines a initial casting for a project, that has been picked adult for a 10-episode season. Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher) penned a instrumentation and will executive furnish with Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Wright. The play hails from Legendary Television.

In further to a chronological mini The Last Panthers, Rahim’s credits embody The Eagle and Garth Davis’ arriving Mary Magdalene. He is repped by UTA.

After an desirous 2016, that saw a launches of 11.22.63, The Path, Chance and Shut Eye, Hulu is scheming for another large year with strange dramas The Handmaid’s Tale, Harlots and anthology array Dimension 404, as good as a Seth Rogen sci-fi series Future Man.