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The Act - Patricia Arquette to Star in Hulu's True Crime Anthology

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Patricia Arquette (CSI: Cyber, Boyhood, Medium, Escape at Dannemora) has been cast to star 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, 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.

To everyone around her, Dee Dee Blanchard (Arquette) appears to be the perfect mom to her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose. She has guided and protected her daughter through a staggering number of hardships: severe illnesses, homelessness, and hurricane Katrina. To the people in her new neighborhood in Springfield, Missouri, she’s an admirable figure. But behind closed doors, her insecurities and need for control often get the better of her…

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