Rosario Dawson, best known for her roles in Sin City, Daredevil, and the upcoming season of The Mandalorian, has joined the cast of the limited series adaptation Dopesick at Hulu. The eight-episode series will be based on the bestseller by Beth Macy, with an adapted script by Danny Strong and Barry Levinson directing.
Dawson joins the fantastic cast of Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Philippa Soo and Jake McDorman.
Deadline describes the story as “an ambitious, harrowing and compelling look into the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction. It takes viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA and the opulence of ‘one percenter’ Big Pharma Manhattan. The unsparing yet deeply human portraits of the various affected families and their intersecting stories hold up a mirror to where America is right now, while shining a hopeful light on the heroes battling the worst drug epidemic in American history.”
Dawson will play Bridget Meyer, a tough DEA agent who fights to curtail the use of OxyContin.
Dawson is a great addition to this series, and I am interested in checking it out. Dopesick is set to hit Hulu in 2021.