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Kaitlyn Dever joins Michael Keaton in Hulu's 'Dopesick'

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Kaitlyn Dever joins Michael Keaton in Hulu's 'Dopesick'
Kaitlyn Dever has signed on for a role in Hulu's "Dopesick."  File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Last Man Standing and Booksmart actress Kaitlyn Dever has signed on to star in Hulu's limited series, Dopesick.

Set to debut in 2021, the eight-part drama is about the opioid crisis in the United States. It was written by Danny Strong and will be directed by Barry Levinson.

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Dever will play a coal miner, Keaton will play her doctor and Peter Sarsgaard will appear as an assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the Purdue Pharma case.

The series is based on Beth Macy's non-fiction book of the same name.

Dever's other credits include Justified and Unbelievable.

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