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Ghostbuster to play crooked self-made billionaire Elizabeth Holmes

“The Dropout” based on the rise of fall of the Theranos CEO

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“Ghostbusters” and “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon will play disgraced wunderkind entreprenuer Elizabeth Holmes in the new small screen series “The Dropout” for Hulu.

The limited drama series, based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise of fall of Holmes and her company, Theranos, will be executive produced by McKinnon and “The Dropout” podcast host /creator Rebecca Jarvis, who is ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent. The podcast’s producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson serve as producers on the series.

According to the podcast’s description, “the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as ‘the next Steve Jobs’ find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?”

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Holmes was the founder and former CEO of Theranos, a now defunct company known for its unlikely claims to have revolutionized blood testing using surprisingly small volumes of blood such as from a fingerprick. In 2015, Forbes named Holmes the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America on the basis of a $9 billion valuation of Theranos. By the next year, following revelations of potential fraud, Forbes revised her net worth to zero dollars, and Fortune named Holmes one of the “World’s Most Disappointing Leaders”.

The early credibility of Theranos was in part interpreted as an effect of Holmes’s personal connections and ability to recruit the support of influential people including Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, George Shultz, James Mattis, and Betsy DeVos.

The project hails from Fox Searchlight Pictures – now housed under the Disney umbrella – who snagged the rights to the story in 2018.

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First look trailer & images : Renee Zellweger’s new series What/If

New neo-noir social thriller that’s ten episodes hits the streamer May 24.

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Netflix has released the first trailer and images from “What/If”, a new neo-noir social thriller that’s ten episodes hits the streamer May 24.

“What if I made you an offer too extraordinary to refuse?”

The anthology series, which explores what happens when folks make unacceptable decisions, features the “Bridget Jones” star as a woman who offers a broke couple a lucrative but worrying offer.

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DC respond to Swamp Thing rumors with an awesome new promo!

Derek Mears plays the title role in the comic adaptation

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No doubt a response to disquieting rumors concerning the show shutting down production early (and consequently getting a shorter run), DC Universe has released a fun promo for their upcoming “Swamp Thing” series.

The comic-adaptation, starring Derek Mears (“Friday the 13th”, “Twin Peaks”) in the title role and boasting a choice cast including Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Will Patton, Jennifer Beals, and Virginia Madsen, has been shooting in Louisiana… home to swamps, apparently.

James Wan is one of the producers, Len Wiseman (“Live Free or Die Hard”) directed the pilot.

“Swamp Thing” will debut on DC Universe on May 31st.

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Wayne returns to TV… but where’s Garth?

Mike Myers is headed back to the box for a Netflix comedy

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Mike Myers is headed back to the box – and with Netflix his new home, the rewards should be loftier than what he and his stringy-haired buddy were getting over at Community Access Television.

Ah, shit, Okay, so it’s not “Wayne’s World 3” (surely that’s on the way, right? You can’t just tease us with appearances of the duo at all these awards ceremonies and then yank the possibility of a new movie away from us!), and it won’t co-star Dana Carvey (but what’s the bet he makes an appearance!), but we can celebrate the return of “Saturday Night Live alum to the small screen. It’s a start. Means he’s hungry to work, and make us giggle-fart again.

 Netflix has ordered a half-hour limited comedy series produced by and starring Myers, in which he plays multiple characters.

“I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in”, the actor, who has given us such memorable characters as Austin Powers and The Love Guru (heh), said.

Though details are being kept under wraps, seems the show has been granted a 6-episode order.

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