OxyContin–Purdue Pharma: Hot Docu in the Works

101 Studios announced today they will fully finance and globally distribute a feature film about the award-winning journalist who took on Purdue Pharma.

Based on the groundbreaking investigative journalism by David Armstrong, the feature is an inside look into his riveting and perilous journey to reveal the truth behind the deception and misdeeds by the makers of OxyContin.

Armstrong was originally working on a feature about the Sacklers, one of the richest families in America. At the time, very few people knew anything about them-including that they were the sole owners of Purdue Pharma. Over a four-year investigation, he discovered evidence that, in order to maximize their profits, members of the Sackler family knew of and supported Purdue’s concealment of the strength and addiction risks of the drug OxyContin. Since the release of OxyContin, more than two hundred thousand Americans have died from prescription painkiller related overdoses.

The film is written and directed by the award-winning, husband-wife filmmakers Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (Beneath The Harvest Sky).

101 Studios and Marquee Entertainment’s Linda McDonough (Drive) will produce and finance the film. David Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari will executive produce.