As with many wild and stunning tales, the fiction of Theranos and its onetime CEO Elizabeth Holmes is getting multiple modifications. The Jennifer Lawrence-led Bad Blood, which was just clicked up by Apple, will likely get the most attention.( Expect it to get slew of Oscar love, like Adam McKay’s recent films, Vice and The Big Short .) But don’t count out Hulu’s miniseries, The Dropout. First announced in 2019 with Kate McKinnon as the atrocious serial fibber, Elizabeth Holmes, the serial will now star Amanda Seyfried when it premieres on March 3rd, 2022.
Judging from the first round of videos, Seyfried certainly captures the wide-eyed magnetism of Holmes. It’s also surprising to see the great Naveen Andrews( Lost, Sense8) as Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Theranos’ onetime COO and Holmes’ onetime sweetheart. Harmonizing to Hulu, the sequence will follow “an unbelievable tale of passion and fame go atrociously wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the split second? “
Theranos managed to raise over $700 million from investors due to its apparently marvelous manoeuvre, the Edison. It was a blood testing machine that was supposed to test for a broad range of healths. But of course, it was all a lie. Reporting from the Wall Street Journal and others revealed that the company’s engineering never actually made. Ultimately, the SEC charged Theranos, Holmes and Balwani with “massive fraud.”
Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary, The Inventor, did a serviceable job of reporting the drama around Theranos, and Holmes’ exceptional mystique. But there’s also plenty of sand to cover in a startling adjustment.
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