Kate McKinnon Is Going To Play Alleged Scammer Elizabeth Holmes In New Series
Kate McKinnon is set to play the turtleneck loving, disgraced Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes.
Streaming service Hulu has ordered a limited series called The Dropout that will chronicle the rise and fall of the entrepreneur who was indicted for fraud in 2018, Deadline reports.
The Dropout is based on a podcast of the same name that launched last year to examine the "unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong".
Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 and was hailed as the 'next Steve Jobs' after she founded blood-testing startup company Theranos -- and because she had a obsession with Jobs-esque black turtlenecks, claiming to own 150 copies of the same plain garment.
"How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?" The Dropout asks. "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?"
McKinnon has nailed impressions of celebs and politicians including Justin Bieber, Teresa May, Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Sessions-- making her the perfect pick to mimic deep voice that Holmes fabricated to sound more authoritative.
The Dropout will be in competition with another project based on Holmes' life Bad Blood, starring Jennifer Lawrence and is due out later this year.
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