Paul Bettany (Avengers, A Beautiful Mind) has been cast in the role of Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, in the Discovery Channel's new FBI drama series Manifesto. This is definitely an interesting role for the actor to take on, and I'm sure that he's going to be great in it.
This series sounds pretty fascinating as it explores how the FBI went about catching infamous criminal masterminds. The first season will "focus on FBI agent Jim 'Fitz' Fitzgerald, a highly specialized linguist, who challenged old school ways with a radical approach to intelligence gathering. His unconventional means brought the 'Unabomber' to justice after a near 20-year manhunt when he discovered that the key to unlocking the true identity of the 'Unabomber' could be found in the language of 'The Manifesto,' a detailed account of some of Kaczynski’s plots."
For those of you not familiar with the Unabomber, he was a domestic terrorist and anarchist who between 1978 and 1995 engaged in "a nationwide bombing campaign against people involved with modern technology, planting or mailing numerous homemade bombs, ultimately killing a total of three people and injuring 23 others. He is also known for his wide-ranging social critiques, which opposed industrialization and modern technology while advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism."
I've always been fascinated by this true crime kind of stuff, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this series turns out.