Holt McCallany was on the “Rutten and Ranallo” podcast as their first in-studio guest to discuss being cast as the lead in David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix series Mindhunter! The show begins production on May 2, 2016 and releases in 2017. Jump to the 53:50 and 01:31:40 mark for some juicy details about Mindhunter and Anna Torv! Interview highlights below:
■ David Fincher envisions 5 seasons.
■ Each episode has 15 shooting days. Filming begins May 2nd in Pittsburgh and wraps at the end of the year.
■ Mindhunter is based on the novel ‘Mind Hunter’ by John Douglas and explores the birth of criminal profiling.
■ Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff play the two lead FBI agents. McCallany’s character, Bill Tench, is based off real life FBI agent Robert Ressler.
■ The storyline begins in 1978 and will span a 20 year timeperiod.
■ Charlize Theron was originally considered for the lead female role but the part ended up going to Anna Torv.
■ Anna Torv’s character Wendy is based off of the real life psychologist Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess.
■ McCallany notes that Anna is “very beautiful, very talented” and states that her role is “a very good part”. He hints that she may undergo some psychological issues due to her work.
The Daughter opens wide in Australia on March 17th! US distribution is expected to follow in the near future. Check out the video below with Anna Torv chatting about playing the role of Anna along side Geoffrey Rush.
Holt McCallany is on the case for Netflix and David Fincher.
The Lights Out and Gangster Squad alum has been tapped to topline the streaming giant’s Mind Hunter drama series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The casting serves as a reunion for Fincher and McCallany after the actor previously appeared in the prolific producer’s features Fight Club and Alien 3.
The drama is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker. While specific details about the drama are being kept under wraps in typical Fincher fashion, the series is said to center around two FBI agents in 1979 who interview serial killers in an effort to help them solve current murders. McCallany will play Bill Tench, the inquisitive, skilled and forward thinking detective. He joins a cast that also includes Fringe alum Anna Torv as Wendy, a psychologist; and Jonathan Groff (Looking) as Holden, one of the special agents.
Originally developed at HBO via Fox 21, the drama hails from Fincher as well as Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner. Joe Penhall (The Road) will pen the script with Dexter grad Scott Buck. Buck is set to serve as showrunner and will exec produce alongside Penhall, Fincher and Theron.
For McCallany, the role marks his return to TV following CBS’ short-lived Golden Boy. His credits include FX’s critical darling but little watched boxing drama Lights Out as well as features Concussion, Sully, Monster Trucks, The Perfect Guy, Vantage Point, Alpha Dog and the upcoming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. He’s repped by APA, Atlas Artists and attorney Rick Jenow.
Netflix and reps for McCallany declined comment.
Mind Hunter marks Fincher’s (House of Cards) transition back to Netflix, where he has been granted autonomy after experiencing creative challenges with two projects at HBO.
The Fringe star has signed on to David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix drama Mind Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker. While specific details about the drama are being kept under wraps in typical Fincher fashion, the series is said to revolve around two FBI agents in 1979 who interview serial killers in an effort to help them solve current murders. Torv will play Wendy, a psychologist. She joins previously cast Jonathan Groff (Looking), who will play Holden, one of the special agents.
Originally developed at HBO via Fox 21, Mind Hunter hails from Fincher as well as Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner. Joe Penhall (The Road) will pen the script for Netflix, with Fincher and Theron on board to executive produce.
For Torv, the role marks her stateside TV return following her starring role in HBO’s Ryan Murphy sexuality drama Open. The actress, best known for Fox’s cult sci-fi drama Fringe, most recently filmed Australian dramas Deadline Gallipoli and Secret City. She is repped by WME and United Management in Australia.
Former Fringe detective Anna Torv will be hunting down real-life monsters as the female lead in Mindhunter, David Fincher’s forthcoming Netflix series based on the 1996 nonfiction bestseller Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, TVLine has learned.
The book, written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, chronicled Douglas’ pursuit of some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists. Little is known about Torv’s role, save for the fact that she’ll be playing a psychologist.
Reps for Netflix and Torv declined to comment for this story.
Torv is the second actor to join the Mindhunter ensemble; as TVLine reported on Monday, Looking star Jonathan Groff has also signed on to the project in a top-secret role.
Fincher will direct the Mindhunter premiere and serve as an EP with Charlize Theron.