Hulu has released the first trailer for “The Dropout”, a miniseries about the failed startup of blood tests Theranos. Amanda Seyfried plays the former CEO of the company, Elizabeth Holmes.
The two-and-a-half minute trailer shows Holmes giving up Stanford to found Theranos. It includes excerpts from the company’s highlights (it has raised over $ 700 million in investments) and indicates its public disappearance.
The cast is full of well-known actors, including Naveen Andrews, who starred in the famous “Lost” series as Sunny Balwani, the former president and chief operating officer of Theranos and Holmes’ ex-boyfriend. Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf and Sam Waterston also appear.
The Dropout will be released on March 3, on Hulu
Theranos claims that it offers fast blood tests that only require a sting in the finger. However, several reports claimed that the tests were not effective. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused Holmes and Theranos of fraud in March 2018, and the company collapsed later that year.
The film The Dropout will premiere two months after Holmes was convicted of investor fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison and will be sentenced in September. With Holmes’ trial fresh in her memory, some people might be curious to know more about the story behind her and Theranos. The trailer, which is edited in the style of a thriller, could attract more attention from the audience.
A California court has found Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, a Silicon Valley company that promised a real revolution in medical testing. After more than fifty hours of deliberations, the twelve jurors – eight men and four women – of the federal court in San José (California), found her guilty of investor fraud.
The first three episodes of The Dropout will hit Hulu on March 3rd. The other episodes will arrive weekly. Meanwhile, Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence are working on a movie about Holmes and Theranos for Apple.