Jeremy Renner will star in a new movie about the opioid epidemic, Report informs, citing foreign media.
The 51-year-old actor will portray David Armstrong, the Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist who helped expose the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma’s links to the crisis, according to Deadline.
Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly will write and direct the untitled project, which is being produced by Julie Yorn, Patrick Walmsley and David C. Glasser.
In a series of articles, Armstrong revealed how the Sackler family had aggressively marketed Purdue’s painkiller OxyContin, which contributed to the opioid epidemic that killed more than 450,000 Americans over the past 20 years.
The drama is being sold in the Cannes Market through Expanded Media/LBI Entertainment and 101 Studios.