Errol Morris on 'Wormwood,' a new kind of drama-documentary hybrid

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Documentarian Errol Morris came up with a new form of filmmaking to tell the story of Frank Olson, an Army scientist who died in mysterious circumstances in 1953. For his new Netflix series, Wormwood, Morris used interviews and archival footage but also cast Peter Sarsgaard to play Olson in extended, lavishly produced scripted sequences. Morris tells us about the making of the a six-part series, which involves the CIA, LSD, the Korean War, and even sequences from Hamlet.

Photo: Errol Morris behind the scenes of Wormwood (Shirin Adhami/Netflix)

Credits

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker