Rosario joins Dopesick

Actor Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of streaming platform Hulu’s limited series Dopesick.

The 41-year-old actor has boarded the project as series regular. The eight-episode series is based on Beth Macy’s bestselling book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.

Directed by Barry Levinson, the series looks into the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction.

“It will take viewers from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the Drug Enforcement Administrationand to the opulence of ‘one percenter’ Big Pharma Manhattan,” the plotline reads. Dawson will play the role of Bridget Meyer, a tough DEA agent. The series also features Michael Keaton, Peter Sargaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, Philippa Soo and Jake McDorman. Writer Danny Strong has penned the series, and is also executive producing along with Levinson, Keaton and John Goldwyn. —PTI

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