‘Dopesick’ Trailer: Michael Keaton Stars In Barry Levinson’s Opioid Crisis Series

At this point, the opioid crisis has been examined in just about every way in a variety of films. However, the upcoming Hulu series Dopesick has one thing those didn’t have; Michael Keaton, who knows a thing or two about starring in projects about America’s worst scandals.

Dopesick is based on Beth Macy’s bestselling book about the worst drug epidemic in history and the pharmaceutical company that set it off. The series, which is directed by Barry Levinson from a Danny Strong script, takes you into the boardrooms of Big Pharma to the coal mines of Virginia and the hallways of the DEA.

The cast surrounding Keaton is top notch and includes Will Poulter, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Hoogenakker and Phillipa Soo.

Dopesick debuts on Hulu on October 13th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.