Currently being broadcast on the Disney + platform, the Dopesick mini-series looks at the opioid crisis hitting the United States. Worn by Michael Keaton, it features many actors well known to spectators.
Launched last November 12 on the occasion of Disney + Day, the Dopesick miniseries sheds light on a dark side of United States history: the opiate crisis which still affects the country today. Inspired by Beth Macy’s bestseller, she draws moving portraits of families devastated by drugs, as well as their fight against pharmaceutical lobbies.
This hard-hitting drama is carried by an impressive cast, which brings together faces known to series buffs as well as movie fans. While the first three episodes of Dopesick are available on Disney+, zoom on the career of the actors of the series.
Unforgettable Batman in front of Tim Burton’s camera, it is thanks to the famous director with such characteristic style that Michael Keaton was revealed to the general public in 1988 in the whimsical Beetlejuice, in which he played the title role.
After slipping under the costume of the Dark Knight in Batman, then Batman, the challenge, the actor is illustrated in various genres: he plays the clumsy Dogberry in the comedy Much Ado About Nothing, plays an FBI agent for Tarantino in the Jackie Brown thriller and even lends his features to Lindsay Lohan’s father in The Ladybug Returns.
Back in the spotlight in 2014 in the Oscar winner Birdman, before shining in the uplifting Spotlight, Michael Keaton here plays the doctor of a small mining town.
At the head of the Purdue Pharma laboratory, in the role of Richard Sackler, we find the actor Michael Stuhlbarg. After debut on the stage, he gave the answer to Renée Zellweger in 1998 in Sonia Horowitz, the rebellious, before playing under the direction of Ridley Scott in State Lies, worn by Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
2009 marks a high point in his career with A Serious Man by the Cohen brothers, in which he stars. After collaborating with Martin Scorsese on an advertisement a few years earlier, Michael Stuhlbarg landed a role in the Boardwalk Empire series and in the fantasy film Hugo Cabret.
Most recently, he appeared in Doctor Strange, Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water and the series. The Looming Tower et Your Honor.
Discovered at the end of the 90s in front of the cameras of Larry Clark and Spike Lee, Rosario Dawson has a series of roles in the cinema: Men in Black II, La 25e Heure, Alexandre, Sin City or even the cult musical Rent and Boulevard de la mort by Quentin Tarantino. She has also appeared in the Percy Jackson saga, and more recently in Return to Zombieland.
On the small screen side, Rosario Dawson is both illustrated in the Star Wars universe as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, and in the Marvel universe by playing Claire Temple in the series Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. In Dopesick, she plays Bridget Meyer, an agent of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).
A real revelation of recent years, Kaitlyn Dever lends her features to the young Betsy Mallum, one of the mine workers who must fight her addiction to the dangerous OxyContin. In 2020, her excellent performance in the Unbelievable miniseries earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie.
Appeared in Modern Family, Private Practice and Mentalist, she holds one of the main roles of the series C’est moi le chef! from 2011 to 2019. In the cinema, the actress plays Brie Larson in States of Grace and The Spectacular Now, before taking the title role of the comedy Booksmart.
On the bill of the Colony, Jack Ryan and Castle Rock series, John Hoogenakker plays Randy Ramseyer, the partner of Rick Mountcastle, diagnosed with cancer during the investigation against the pharmaceutical laboratory.
A member of the original cast of the musical Hamilton, Phillipa Soo recently appeared in The Broken Hearts Gallery. In Dopesick, she lends her features to Amber Collins, an ambitious pharmaceutical sales representative for Purdue Pharma.
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