Amanda Seyfried transforms into Elizabeth Holmes for thrilling Disney series The Dropout

Amanda Seyfried new Elizabeth Holmes look for thrilling Disney series | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk []AMANDA SEYFRIED has been transformed into convicted fraudster Elizabeth Holmes for the brand new thriller The Dropout.

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[]The Dropout: Official trailer from Disney+

The Dropout follows the story of Elizabeth Holmes (played by Amanda Seyfried) and the corporation Theranos. The Disney series is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. The brand new thriller includes a stellar cast with Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Stephen Fry, Michel Gill, LisaGay Hamilton, William H Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Laurie Metcalf, Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterson, Michaela Watkins and more. A first look at the leading actor Amanda as she embodied the obsessive CEO was revealed in the show’s first teaser trailer. 

The clip released on Monday starts with Amanda’s eery opening line: “The world works in certain ways until a new great idea comes along and changes everything.”

The actor appeared wearing a black turtleneck, red lipstick and used a baritone voice as she took on the disgraced Theranos founder.

In her latest performance, the 36-year-old has steered away from her usual light-hearted rom-com to take on the hard-hitting biopic. 

The upcoming series will premiere with three episodes on March 3 exclusively on Disney+, with new episodes streaming weekly.

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The Dropout: The show is set to air on March 3 on Disney (Image: Hulu / Disney )

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The Dropout: Amanda has embodied the corrupt criminal (Image: Hulu / DIsney )

Viewers are left to ponder, how did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? 

Based on miniseries from ABC’s podcast by the same name, the trailer showed Elizabeth dropping out of Stanford to start what would eventually become Theranos, a blood-testing startup that claimed to produce rapid blood tests, which later saw the disgraced inventor being found guilty for defrauding Theranos’ investors. 

After being valued at around $9 billion in 2015, the accounts of fraud came to the surface nearly a year later.

The cunning CEO, who was once lauded the “next Steve Jobs” was subsequently charged and found guilty of four out of 11 federal fraud charges. 

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The Dropout: The series follows the rise and fall of Elizabeth Homes (Image: Hulu / DIsney )

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The Dropout: Amanda plays the leading role (Image: Hulu / Disney )

“What if you could test your blood in your own home? And what if it wasn’t a whole vial, but just a drop?” she asked.

“This machine is going to change the world.”

The trailer then shoots to a single droplet of blood being mixed into a solution.

The company claimed it could perform rapidly using small amounts of blood using an automated device, however, these claims were later proven to be false.

Throughout the two-minute clip, other leading characters appear to doubt the 19-year-old dropout while other scenes appear to show the notorious inventor continuing to push back against all odds.

One probed: “I don’t understand how you’re doing this extremely complex chemical engineering with a high school degree.”

While another is heard saying: “Your ideas are impossible, so keep trying.”

Elizabeth hits back: “Anybody who doubts my company, doubts me.”

After her lies begin to surface, the fraudster begins to lose control when one clip shows the actor falling to the floor in despair. 

Besides showcasing her rise, the series will show Elizabeth’s romance with the former president of Theranos, Sunny Balwani (Naveen Andrews).

Balwani, 56, also faced charges of defrauding investors.

The limited series is executive produced by New Girl creator and showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether, as well as Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah, Katherine Pope, Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson and Taylor Dunn.

Michael Showalter directs multiple episodes and also serves as an executive producer with producing partner Jordana Mollick.

The Dropout will premiere with three episodes on March 3 exclusively on Disney+.

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