Netflix has snagged BBC Studios’ The Anthrax Attacks, a feature-length documentary about the 2001 anthrax menace that crippled the US after 9/11 and sparked one of the biggest FBI investigations in history.
The documentary will play Marvel’s Clark Gregg (“Agents of SHIELD”) in scripted scenes that recreate some of the events that took place.
Oscar-nominated Dan Krauss (“Extremis”) will direct the documentary, which premieres worldwide on Thursday, September 8th. It is produced by the science department at BBC Studios.
A week after 9/11, the US suffered one of the worst biological attacks on record, killing five people and injuring at least 17 others.
“Unfolding across America and beyond, the documentary follows the incredible scientific tale of deadly poison, obsession and paranoia, all told against the backdrop of America’s War on Terror,” reads the longline.
“The Anthrax Attacks” combines interviews and dramatic scenes, as well as stories from investigators, survivors and their families. Gregg becomes Dr. Play Bruce Ivins in scenes based on Ivins’ own words.
Krauss will act alongside Andrew Cohen for BBC Studios.
“This was a vast and extremely complex story that required an adventurous approach to our filmmaking,” Kraus said. “The BBC Studios team rose to the challenge fearlessly, tackling every obstacle with impressive skill and care. I could not have asked for more capable partners on this journey.”
Cohen said, “Developing ourselves into the greatest investigation in FBI history is no easy feat, but with an incredibly talented team of filmmakers led by Dan Krauss and Sweta Vohra, we were able to create a powerful and provocative film that combines drama and documentary.” Connects Open our understanding of one of the most shocking acts of terrorism in US history.”
Check out the trailer below:
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/netflix-the-anthrax-attacks-bbc-studios-1235360436/ Netflix pulls feature-length documentary ‘The Anthrax Attacks’ from BBC studios