Cult documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (Gates Of Heaven, The Thin Blue Line, The Fog Of War, Out Of Control) is working on a miniseries for Netflix starring Peter Sarsgaard which is blending long-form documentary interview with a dramatic reconstruction of pivotal scenes.
Wormwood is based on a true story and explores the mysterious death of Cold War-era military scientist Frank Olson (played by Sarsgaard) and his son’s tireless efforts to uncover the truth. In 1953, Frank Olson was recruited to be part of a secret biological warfare program cryptically referred to as Project MKUltra.
Errol Morris is directing, Molly Rokosz & Steven Hathaway who worked on Morris’ last documentary The B Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photgraphy are writing, Caroline Baron & Robert Fernandez are producing for A-Line Pictures & Moxie Pictures in association with Netflix. Shooting is starting on November 28 in New York for a whole month. Casting is underway.
This is Netflix last effort in the documentary world after hit series Making a Murderer and Amanda Knox hitting the platform last month.