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The Act - Joey King to Star in Hulu's True Crime Anthology

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Joey King (The Kissing Booth, Fargo) has been cast to star opposite Patricia Arquette in Hulu's upcoming character-based true crime anthology, The Act, per Deadline's exclusive.

The project is written by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and produced by Universal Cable Productions. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (Mustang) will direct. The Act tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories.

Season 1 is based on Michelle Dean's Buzzfeed article from 2016 entitled "Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered." It follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Confined to a wheelchair but cheerful and gracious, Gypsy (King) is everyone's idea of the perfect sick child. Her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette), has always been by her side. But as Gypsy’s sexuality comes into full bloom, she finds herself forced to rebel against her mother’s protectiveness, which has turned controlling and oppressive…

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