Available on Disney+, the mini-series The Dropout tells the true and staggering story of a financial scandal that shook Silicon Valley. Worn by Amanda Seyfried, it brings together other faces well known to fans. Focus.
After the success of dopesick, Disney+ lifts the veil on a new mini-series inspired by real events: The Dropout, which looks back on the resounding scandal of the Theranos affair. It tells the story of entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the Theranos company at just 19 years old and the youngest self-proclaimed billionaire in the world.
Blinded by excessive ambition and a totally perverted desire for fame, she will lose her entire empire and experience an equally spectacular fall… Told in eight episodes all available on the platform, her story is carried by a cast of stars from young to old. screen. Portraits.
AMANDA SEYFRIED IS ELIZABETH HOLMES
At the top of the poster, Amanda Seyfried Brilliantly embodies entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, who states from the first episode her main goal in life: to become a billionaire. A role that stands out quite drastically from those who made it known to the general public!
After debuts in television soap operas and the series Veronica Marswhere she camped the murdered best friend of the heroine, the actress joins the famous band of Plastics in the comedy Lolita in spite of mehis first film role.
Alternating between romantic comedies (Letters to Juliet), action movies (Time Out, gringo) and dramas (mank), Amanda Seyfried also provides voice in the adaptation of the musical Mamma Mia!and in the guise of Cosette in Wretched.
More recently, viewers were also able to find her on the small screen in Twin Peaks – The Returnbefore she won the main role of The Dropout, to discover now on Disney +.
NAVEEN ANDREWS IS SUNNY BALWANI
Remember, almost 18 years ago, Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crashed on a lost island in the first episode of the cult series Lost: The Disappeared. Among the survivors, the mysterious and ingenious Sayid Jarrah played by the actor Naveen Andrewsa role that will mark his career forever.
UTKARSH AMBUDKAR IS RAKESH MADHAVA
Elizabeth Holmes’ mentor at Stanford University, before becoming her employee at Theranos, Rakesh Madhava is played by Utkarsh Ambudkar. Currently playing comedy Ghosts (US)still unseen in France, the American actor also stood out in the film The Hit Girls and in 2021 in comedy Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds.
The future looks rather bright for Utkarsh Ambudkar with a musical comedy project at Disney+, in which he should appear, but for which he also and above all signed the script with Jamie King (Jessica Jones).
MICHEL GILL IS CHRIS HOLMES
In the Holmes family, we ask for the father. It is Michael Gill who lends him his features in the mini-series. In recent years, the actor has mainly distinguished himself on the small screen. He thus embodies President Garrett Walker in House of Cardsthe CEO of cybersecurity company Allsafe in Mr Robot or more recently Patrick Morris in The Gilded Age.
ELIZABETH MARVEL IS NOEL HOLMES
Noel, Elizabeth Holmes’ mother, is camped by elizabeth marvelwhom viewers will recognize thanks to his roles in the series Fargo, Person of Interest and House of Cards. Fun fact: while Michel Gill, her husband on screen in The Dropout, played the president of the United States in the political series of Netflix, the actress occupied the Oval Office in Homeland !
WILLIAM H. MACY IS RICHARD FUISZ
star of the series US Shamelessin which he lent his features to the character of Frank Gallagher for 11 seasons, William H. Macy also shone in the cinema, winning an Oscar nomination for best supporting role in 1997 for his portrayal of Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo of the Coen brothers. In The Dropout he plays Richard Fuisz, a friend of the Holmes family.
STEPHEN FRY IS IAN GIBBONS
Comedian, writer, director, screenwriter, humorist, TV presenter… Stephen Fry has more than one string to its bow and does not hesitate to diversify projects of all kinds. Among his most recent roles, we could see him in the excellent series It’s a Sin and sneak into Sex Education, but also in The Hobbit trilogy at the cinema. On the poster for The Dropout, he slips into the skin of Ian Gibbons, head of the chemistry department.
KATE BURTON IS ROCHELLE GIBBONS
The wife of scientist Ian Gibbons is played by Kate Burtonparticularly known to fans of the series Grey’s Anatomy for the role of Dr. Ellis Grey, Meredith’s mother. In Scandal, she plays Vice President Sally Langston. Very present on the small screen, the public was also able to discover it in The Practice, Veep, Grimm, The Good Wife, Supergirl or Inventing Anna.
LAURIE METCALF IS PHYLLIS GARDNER
The list does not stop there: in the role of Professor Gardner, we find the actress Laurie Metcalf who has made a name for herself on television and in the cinema. Sister of the comedy heroine Roseane and mother of Sheldon Cooper in the sitcom The Big Bang Theoryshe was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for the film lady bird of Greta Gerwig.
DYLAN MINNETTE IS TYLER SHULTZ
Despite his young age, Dylan Minnette already has a great career behind him. Best known to viewers for having held the main role of the series 13 Reasons Why for three seasons, he also starred in Scandal, Lost: Les Disparus, Prison Breakas well as prisoners and Scream on the big screen.
Find this impressive cast in the mini-series The Dropout on Disney+.