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Michael Keaton Will Be Taking on the Opioid Crisis in Hulu Series 'Dopesick'

Michael Keaton Will Be Taking on the Opioid Crisis in Hulu Series 'Dopesick'

Michael Keaton is heading to Hulu!

The 68-year-old actor will be starring in Dopesick, an eight-episode limited series based on Beth Macy‘s bestselling book of the same name.

Barry Levinson will be directing the project from co-creator/executive producer Danny Strong.

Written by Danny, Dopesick will be taking on America’s opioid crisis with Michael playing Samuel Finnix, an old-school doctor who approaches his practice with kindness and compassion, but finds himself embroiled in Big Pharma’s deadly secret.

“I’m so thrilled to tell this story with a company as bold and as daring as Hulu,” Danny shared in a statement. “The opioid crisis is one of the most important stories of our time and I’m honored to not only pay tribute to its victims but to shine a light on the heroes that fought back. Laws were broken and many lies were told. The system failed us and Dopesick is going to show everyone how it all happened.”

Dopesick is sick is set to premiere on Hulu in 2021.

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