Alec Baldwin To Portray Ex-CIA Boss George Tenet In 9/11 Drama
Alec Baldwin is hanging up his Donald Trump impersonations on Saturday Night Live to play a real-life CIA boss.
The Cooler star has joined the cast of upcoming 9/11 TV drama The Looming Tower – as former CIA director George Tenet, who served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
The Looming Tower, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 book by Lawrence Wright, will also feature Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, and Tahar Rahim.
The series will air on streaming site Hulu on a date to be confirmed.
Alec Baldwin, whose Trump impersonations became a staple this season and helped propel “SNL” to its best ratings in years, said the president recently turned down an invitation to appear on the NBC show. “We invited him to come when I hosted recently, but he refused to come, which is fine,” Baldwin said. “I’m hoping ‘SNL’ was the one thing he chose to ignore so he could actually do his job.” Trump has repeatedly bashed “SNL” and Baldwin’s impersonations on Twitter, but the actor said his performance is driven by Trump’s words and actions.