Los Angeles, Dec 15: “Your Honor” actor Michael Stuhlbarg has boarded the forged of Michael Keaton-led Hulu restricted collection “Dopesick”, based mostly on creator Beth Macy’s bestselling e book of the identical title. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the eight-episode collection is written by Danny Strong and directed by Barry Levinson.
The present is described as an bold, harrowing and compelling look into the epicenter of America’s wrestle with opioid dependancy. “‘Dopesick’ takes viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of ‘one percenter’ Big Pharma Manhattan. The unsparing yet deeply human portraits of the various affected families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is right now, while shining a hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history,” the synopsis learn.
The collection options Keaton as Samuel Finnix, an old-school physician who finds himself embroiled in Big Pharma’s lethal secret. Stuhlbarg will essay the position of Richard Sackler, the son of Purdue Pharma founder Raymond Sackler and nephew of famed medical promoting guru Arthur Sackler. Richard oversaw the event and advertising and marketing of OxyContin. Actors Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, Rosario Dawson, John Hoogenakker, Philippa Soo, Jake McDorman, Ray McKinnon and Cleopatra Coleman spherical off the forged.
“Dopesick” is predicted to premiere subsequent yr.