EXCLUSIVE: Will Poulter is about as a sequence common reverse Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever and Peter Sarsgaard in Dopesick, Hulu’s eight-episode restricted sequence based mostly on Beth Macy’s bestselling e book. The undertaking is from The Handmaid’s Tale govt producer Warren Littlefield and Touchstone Television.
Written by Danny Strong and directed by Barry Levinson, Dopesick is described as an formidable, harrowing and compelling look into the epicenter of America’s wrestle with opioid habit. It takes viewers from a distressed Virginia mining neighborhood to the hallways of the DEA and the opulence of “one percenter” Big 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 correct now, whereas shining a hopeful mild on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American historical past.
Poulter will play Billy, a gross sales rep for Purdue Pharma employed to assist launch their new drug OxyContin.
Strong and Levinson govt produce with Keaton, John Goldwyn, Littlefield through the Littlefield Company, Macy and Karen Rosenfelt.
Poulter not too long ago appeared in lead roles in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and horror movie Midsommar. His different function credit embody the function of Gally in The Maze Runner franchise, in addition to Detroit and The Revenant. He’s repped by Hamilton Hodell, WME, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
Dopesick, set to premiere in 2021, is considered one of a number of upcoming Hulu restricted sequence, together with Nine Perfect Strangers and The Dropout.