See Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu drama Theranos The Dropout

Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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Elizabeth Holmes was the face of medical tech startup Theranos, until she became the face of Silicon Valley pride. As Holmes’ trial draws to a close, we now get our first glimpse of Amanda Seyfried playing the role of the disgraced founder of Theranos in the Hulu drama The Dropout, which airs on March 3.

Kate mckinnon Originally slated to star as Holmes in the upcoming miniseries, which also stars Naveen Andrews as former Theranos president Sunny Balwani. Holmes and Balwani began a romantic relationship when she was 18 and he was 38, and Holmes is now alleging abuse by Balwani.

Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani and Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes

Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani and Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes.


Holmes is currently on trial for fraud. The trial arguments are expected this week before the jury deliberates. The trial took longer than expected, delaying Balwani’s related trial.


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William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Stephen Fry and Alan Ruck of the next generation also stars in The Dropout. There is already a documentary on the Theranos affair, while a rival Apple Original Films will cover the same territory: Bad Blood is being developed by The Big Short and Do not seek Writer and director Adam McKay, with Jennifer Lawrence as Holmes.

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