Anna Torv Joins Fincher and Charlize Theron’s Netflix ‘Mindhunter’
Its goofy title aside, Netflix’s Mindhunter is officially pulling off the fringe. The David Fincher-Charlize Theron Netflix investigative drama has its second lead hunting minds, as Fringe alum Anna Torv joins the series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Torv will take the central role of Wendy, a psychologist, joining the prior casting of Looking star Jonathan Groff. He’ll be hunting minds as Holden, one of the special agents.
The series is adapted from John Douglas and Mark Olshanker’s 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which Theron herself held the rights to, developing an adaptation over the last four years. The Road scribe Joe Penhall will write the script, with Fincher and Theron on board to executive produce, and Fincher to direct. The book itself follows Douglas’ decades developing criminal profiling techniques and tracking down serial killers for the FBI.
No word yet if Theron herself might have any acting involvement.
Netflix isn’t slowing down its slate of original programming anytime soon, but after Groff and Torv, how should Fincher and Theron proceed with the (still terribly-named) Mindhunter?