Who is Amanda Seyfried: Play Elizabeth Holmes for Hulu
|Amanda Seyfried: Play Elizabeth Holmes for Hulu. Photo: Variety|
Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried is set to star as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout. She replaces Kate McKinnon who in February exited the limited drama series based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos, Deadline sited.
Amanda Seyfried: Being Elizabeth Holmes for Hulu
Amanda Seyfried will play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout, a new series at Hulu. Seyfried replaces Kate McKinnon, who exited the project in February, and she'll also serve as producer on the show. Elizabeth Meriwether, creator of the popular Zoey Deschanel-led sitcom New Girl, is on board as showrunner.
The series will center on the rise and fall of Holmes, a Stanford dropout who founded the medical testing start-up Theranos in 2003. At one time she was valued at nine billion dollars, making her the one of the richest women in the world and lauded as the Steve Jobs of the new generation – until it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked and had put thousands of people's health in danger.
She was indicted by a federal jury in 2018, along with the former Theranos chief operating officer, on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Gamesradar noted.
Amanda Seyfried: Producer on “The Dropout”
|Amanda Seyfried & Kate McKinnon. Photo: Etonline|
Seyfried will serve as a producer on “The Dropout” in addition to starring. News of her casting also comes shortly after Seyfried received an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for her role in the David Fincher film “Mank.” Her other feature credits include “Mean Girls,” “Mamma Mia,” “Les Miserables,” and “Dear John.” Seyfriend is also no stranger to television, having starred in shows like “Big Love,” “Veronica Mars,” and the Showtime revival of “Twin Peaks.”
She is repped by Innovative Artists, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz, and Relevant. Elizabeth Meriwether will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series, with Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah, Katherine Pope, Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn also executive producing. It is based on the ABC Radio and ABC News podcast about Holmes. Jarvis hosted the podcast, which was produced by Thompson and Dunn. 20th Television and Searchlight will serve as the studios, according to Variety.
Amanda Seyfried: Previous movies
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Seyfried was most recently seen in Mank, David Fincher's latest movie for Netflix about the screenwriter of Citizen Kane. Seyfried played movie star Marion Davies and her performance earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at this year's Academy Awards. She's also known for her roles in movies like Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, and Les Miserables, and her small screen work includes Veronica Mars, Big Love, and the Twin Peaks revival.
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