Jeff Daniels to Play NYC FBI Chief in Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Looming Tower

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On The Newsroom Jeff Daniels always tried to report the full truth as a news anchor, but in Hulu’s The Looming Tower Daniels will be a law-enforcement agent working behind the scenes to uncover the truth before an event even happens. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniels has been recruited to play the chief of New York City’s FBI counterterrorism unit in the ten-episode 9/11 drama. Looming Tower is based off Lawrence Wright’s nonfiction Pulitzer Prize–winning book about the rise of Al Qaeda, the events leading up to the terrorist attacks, and the investigation. In the series, Daniels’s character John O’Neill is convinced New York is being targeted for an attack before tragedy strikes on September 11, 2001, but he faces a lack of cooperation and help from other federal agencies, including the CIA.

Jeff Daniels to Play FBI Chief in 9/11 Drama Looming Tower