Due date has actually reported that Hawkeye star Jeremy Renner is primed to star in a brand-new untitled biopic as David Armstrong, a Pulitzer-winning investigative press reporter who exposed the Sackler household and Purdue Pharma’s links to the U.S. opioid epidemic by discovering that they had actually been overprescribing clients with addicting pharmaceutical drugs.
This marks the 2nd time the Sackler households failure has actually been adjusted to the screen, with the very first being the 2021 Disney+ restricted series Dopesick. The two-time Oscar candidate stars as David Armstrong, a reporter who revealed a series of posts based upon secret emails and files, which recommended that members of the Slacker household had actually supported Purdue Pharmas concealment of OxyContin’s possible dependency and strength danger to get comprehensive quantities of cash. Considering that the release of OxyContin, over 200,000 Americans have actually passed away from overdose-related deaths due to the pain reliever. The movie will seek to reveal how Armstrong happened the info that ultimately caused a lots of suits versus the Sackler household and Purdue Pharma.
The biopic is composed and directed by filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, while Julie Yorn and Patrick Walmsley from Broadened Media/LBI Home entertainment are manufacturers for the job together with David C. Glasser from 101 Studios’.
When inquired about the amazing biopic and what Renner playing the part implies, she stated:
“David Armstrong’s honor and conviction are a design of what we need to all desire, and an example of the value of speaking reality to power. Aron and Gita’s impressive vision and enthusiasm for this story has actually discovered its best match in Jeremy Renner. We are happy to be operating in collaboration with the whole group at 101 on this essential story. “
Pullapilly likewise included:
“The real David Armstrong is a man of utmost integrity. We could not be more thrilled to have Jeremy on board to infuse that same integrity into his portrayal of David. We’re excited to work with such a great team to bring this story to a global audience”
Fans can certainly anticipate a wild trip with the MCU star strongly set as the primary lead. The movie is stated to be presented to purchasers in Cannes, though it is still without a main title or release date. Stay up to date with Collider for more info.