Amanda Seyfried has been approved to play Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of defunct health and technology company, Theranos.
Seyfried will play Holmes in the developing limited Hulu series ‘The Dropout’, which she is also producing. 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. 20th Television and Searchlight will serve as producing studios.
‘The Dropout’ is based on the ABC Radio and ABC News podcast about Holmes, which follows her creation of the controversial medical company, Theranos, after dropping out of Stanford University.
Seyfried’s casting is a replacement for Kate McKinnon, who was originally cast as Holmes in April 2019, but dropped out from the show after scheduling conflicts.
Seyfried is currently on the list of Hollywood’s beloved actors of the year. Her star turn in David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ has scored her a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress.
Her screen credits include ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Dear John’ among others.
She is repped by Innovative Artists, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz, and Relevant.