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From Charlize Theron and David Fincher, ‘Mindhunter’ delves into the darker corners of the criminal mind

To meet Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, stars of the Netflix series “Mindhunter,” you’d never suspect they recently spent 10 long months consumed with the darkest reaches of the human psyche.

Groff, a charmer known for playing the lead in HBO’s “Looking” and King George in the original Broadway version of “Hamilton,” laughs generously as McCallany, a seasoned character actor and gabby raconteur with a booming voice, shares a story about training to throw out the first pitch at a Mets game.

Yet given their obvious rapport, it’s easy to see why they were cast as the leads in “Mindhunter,” which debuts Friday. The psychological drama, executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, follows a pair of trailblazing FBI agents as they interrogate notorious real-life murderers in an effort to understand — and maybe prevent — the senseless urge to kill.

Groff stars as Holden Ford, a clean-cut but open-minded young agent

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-mindhunter-netflix-20171012-story.html

Mindhunter: David Fincher’s Netflix drama cuts to the heart of 1970s serial-killers

Mindhunter debuts on Netflix on October 13

Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid.

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me’,” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security cameras on his house.”

In the slow-burning 1970s crime drama, Groff co-stars with Holt McCallany

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/97803802/mindhunter-david-finchers-netflix-drama-cuts-to-the-heart-of-1970s-serialkillers

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored over the course of the series: what makes heinous criminals do the things they do?

The answer is likely to be multifaceted and elusive, and if the two episodes screened for review ahead of the series launch on Friday are anything to go by, rather harrowing, too.

Based on the real-life experiences of former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, the show charts the inception of the FBI’s criminal profiling programme in the late 1970s, as detailed in his book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Many of the crimes, which are shocking and brutal, are real; as are the murderers involved – and while the Gone Girl director manages to sprinkle in some bleak humour, the darkness is almost all-consuming. For this reason, a binge-watch is almost out of

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-10-11/mindhunter-david-fincher-review/

Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter,’ from David Fincher, cuts to the heart of 1970s serial killers

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Jonathan Groff sang ‘Frozen,’ ‘Hamilton’ on set of Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’
USA Today

NEW YORK — Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid. 

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me,’ ” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2017/10/10/netflix-mindhunter-jonathan-groff-holt-mccallany-david-fincher/741475001/

Prepare to be chilled by David Fincher’s Mindhunter

Debuting this week on Netflix, chilling 10-part crime thriller Mindhunter is the latest offering from legendary director David Fincher.

Inspired by retired FBI agent John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s 1996 New York Times bestseller, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series is set in 1979 and charts the relentless efforts of two FBI agents who profile some of America’s most notorious serial killers in a bid to shed light on similar cases.

Working in the behavioural science unit, agents Holden Ford (Looking’s Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) — who are loosely based on Douglas, considered the pioneer of criminal profiling, and Robert K. Ressler, who is said to have coined the term serial killers — travel between various police stations around the US to share FBI techniques.

Jonathan Groff Plays Mind Games in David Flincher’s Netflix Thriller

Jonathan Groff may be the closest thing we have to a life-size teddy bear, but this month the Looking actor goes from snuggly to super dark.

In David Fincher’s Netflix thriller, Mindhunter, Groff plays Holden Ford, a 1970s investigator who pioneers the method of criminal profiling, matching wits with members of a newly named criminal subclass: the serial killer.

“Now it’s pretty much the whole FBI, but back then behavioral science was a small part of the agency,” says Groff. “This is about the revelation that serial killers were something worth looking at instead of locking up for life and ignoring.”

Embodying a role in which he had to scrutinize murderous minds was as intense as it sounds. “A lot of the show’s stars come from theater,” says Groff, an alum of Hamilton and Spring Awakening. “And the amount of time David Fincher spent crafting each moment reminds me of theater. I’ve never

Read more at: https://www.out.com/entertainment/2017/10/04/jonathan-groff-plays-mind-games-david-flinchers-netflix-thriller

Jonathan Groff Plays Mind Games in David Flincher’s Netflix Thriller …

Jonathan Groff may be the closest thing we have to a life-size teddy bear, but this month the Looking actor goes from snuggly to super dark.

In David Fincher’s Netflix thriller, Mindhunter, Groff plays Holden Ford, a 1970s investigator who pioneers the method of criminal profiling, matching wits with members of a newly named criminal subclass: the serial killer.

“Now it’s pretty much the whole FBI, but back then behavioral science was a small part of the agency,” says Groff. “This is about the revelation that serial killers were something worth looking at instead of locking up for life and ignoring.”

Embodying a role in which he had to scrutinize murderous minds was as intense as it sounds. “A lot of the show’s stars come from theater,” says Groff, an alum of Hamilton and Spring Awakening. “And the amount of time David Fincher spent crafting each moment reminds me of theater. I’ve never

Read more at: https://www.out.com/entertainment/2017/10/04/jonathan-groff-plays-mind-games-david-flinchers-netflix-thriller

Manhunt: Unabomber sneak peek of Mark Duplass as David Kaczynski

Mark Duplass, Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski and Mark Duplass as David Kaczynski

On this week’s Manhunt: Unabomber, we get the first look of Mark Duplass cast as David Kaczynski.

David ultimately was the reason the FBI was able to track down and capture his older brother Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber.

After reading the Unabomber’s Manifesto in 1996, David acted on his wife Linda’s intuition and sent a sample of his brother Ted’s writing to the FBI for a comparative analysis.

Interestingly, David got a call stating that the letter he submitted was not a match and Ted was not a suspect. This was short-lived thank to the nature of FBI profiler, Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, and the ongoing investigation that has been stalled.

Fitz now lives in Pennsylvania and works at the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. But he was still obsessed with the

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/manhunt-unabomber-sneak-peek-of-mark-duplass-as-david-kaczynski/

Manhunt: Unabomber sneak peek of Mark Duplass as David …

Mark Duplass, Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski and Mark Duplass as David Kaczynski

On this week’s Manhunt: Unabomber, we get the first look of Mark Duplass cast as David Kaczynski.

David ultimately was the reason the FBI was able to track down and capture his older brother Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber.

After reading the Unabomber’s Manifesto in 1996, David acted on his wife Linda’s intuition and sent a sample of his brother Ted’s writing to the FBI for a comparative analysis.

Interestingly, David got a call stating that the letter he submitted was not a match and Ted was not a suspect. This was short-lived thank to the nature of FBI profiler, Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, and the ongoing investigation that has been stalled.

Fitz now lives in Pennsylvania and works at the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. But he was still obsessed with the

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/manhunt-unabomber-sneak-peek-of-mark-duplass-as-david-kaczynski/

Watch the Trailer for David Fincher and Charlize Theron’s New Netflix Show Mindhunter

Netflix is dropping a creepy new series just in time for Halloween.

Mindhunter, a detective drama executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, explores the psyche of some of America’s most infamous serial killers. Netflix released a full-length trailer for the show on Tuesday.

Based on the nonfiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the show follows a pair of FBI agents in 1979 who interview and analyze

Read more at: http://time.com/4882983/mindhunter-netflix-trailer-david-fincher-charlize-theron/