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Peter Sarsgaard to Star in New Hulu Series 'The Looming Tower'

Peter Sarsgaard attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere at Museum of Modern Art on September 19, 2016 in New York City.

Jackie and The Magnificent Seven star Peter Sarsgaard has joined the ensemble of Hulu's original drama series The Looming Tower.

The 46-year-old actor will play Martin Schmidt, "a CIA analyst who invariably believes he's by far the smartest person in the room" in the 10-episode drama, a press release from the streaming service said.

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"The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, 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 press release said.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.