Dopesick: Will Poulter joins Michael Keaton in new Hulu miniseries
Following the latest addition of Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Deadline brings phrase that The Maze Runner alum Will Poulter has been tapped for a collection common function in Hulu‘s forthcoming restricted collection Dopesick. He’s set to painting a gross sales rep character named Billy, who was employed by Purdue Pharma to assist launch their new drug OxyContin. Poulter and Dever might be becoming a member of beforehand introduced solid members Oscar nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman), and Golden Globe nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass).
The 27-year-old English actor gained recognition for his roles within the 2010 fantasy journey threequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Daybreak Treader, and the 2013’s comedy We’re the Millers. His different notable movies embrace: The Maze Runner movies, The Revenant, and Midsommar. Poulter additionally starred in Netflix’s 2018 interactive TV movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch which gained two Emmy Awards final 12 months for Excellent Tv Film.
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Dopesick, an formidable, harrowing, and compelling look into the epicenter of America’s wrestle with Opioid dependancy, takes viewers from a distressed Virginia mining group, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of “one-percenter” Massive Pharma Manhattan. The unsparing but deeply human portraits of the varied affected households and their intersecting tales maintain up a mirror to the place America is true now whereas shining a hopeful gentle on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American historical past.
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After 13 years, Keaton returns to tv as Samuel Finnix, an old-school physician who approaches his apply with kindness and compassion, however finds himself embroiled in Massive Pharma’s lethal secret. Dever will play Betsy, a proud feminine coal miner and a affected person of Keaton’s Dr. Finnix. They’ve an in depth relationship that’s examined with the discharge of the brand new painkiller OxyContin. Whereas Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass, The Batman) will play Rick Mountcastle, an Assistant U.S. Legal professional prosecuting the Purdue Pharma case.
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Dopesick is written by Danny Robust and directed by Barry Levinson. Govt producers for Dopesick embrace Robust, John Goldwyn (Dexter), Levinson, Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Story, Fargo, The Previous Man), Beth Macy (Dopesick) and Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight). Dopesick is a manufacturing of FOX 21 Tv Studios.
The restricted collection is ready to premiere in 2021.
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