Hulu’s upcoming sequence The Dropout has discovered its new face for Elizabeth Holmes in Amanda Seyfried. The actress will change Kate McKinnon, who dropped out of the function final month, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The Dropout is predicated on the ABC Information podcast of the identical title, which follows Holmes’ meteoric rise because the founding father of biotech startup Theranos, and the way her fame and riches unraveled as soon as it was revealed the agency’s supposedly ground-breaking know-how did not truly work. The corporate claimed that its know-how might perform any blood check with only a single drop of blood, however its units failed to face as much as scientific scrutiny.
Holmes has been charged with a number of counts of fraud to which she has pleaded not responsible. The trial has been postponed a number of occasions attributable to COVID-19, and is presently set to happen on July 13, 2021. If discovered responsible, Holmes might withstand 20 years in jail and over $2 million in fines.
The Hulu sequence has New Lady’s Elizabeth Meriwether hooked up as showrunner and government producer, with Seyfried additionally set to provide. Seyfried is nominated for Greatest Supporting Actress within the upcoming Academy Awards for her function as traditional Hollywood actress Marion Davies in Netflix’s Mank.