“The Looming Tower,” like such recent series as “The People v. For those who haven’t read Wright’s book, the show will be a shocking look at government dysfunction at its most dangerous.
The series is also a chance to revisit O’Neill, not as the failure his obituary painted, but as a prescient and astute — albeit still highly flawed — individual who “would go to the mat for his guys,” according to Daniels.
It’s the small moments that remind me of how different I am now.FBI agent John O’Neill smokes cigars, uses the same romantic line on two girlfriends in two cities, tells a co-worker to “suck me” and rants about some guy named Osama bin Laden. “He was abrasive, he was a flagrant womanizer, he gulped life and he was brilliant,” said Jeff Daniels, who landed the plum role.And that’s just in the first episode of the new Hulu series “The Looming Tower,” which centers on the real-life tragic figure in the years leading up to 9/11. But, maybe most importantly, “he was right.” In real life, O’Neill spent the final years of his FBI career chasing bin Laden but left the bureau in 2001, in disgrace, before he could get his man.Like the time recently when I was in a changing room with my eight-year-old daughter and she asked if I was going to buy the size 12 dress I was trying on.
What’s even more amazing to me and to others (I bumped into a friend the other day I hadn’t seen for 10 years and he practically combusted on the spot, exclaiming, 'You’ve lost soooo much weight!Soufan, though, intrigued him, even if the actor struggled finding a character who seemed to lack flaws.