Michael Keaton confronts US opioid crisis in ‘Dopesick’
US actor Michael Keaton stars in “Dopesick,” a television drama about America’s newest drug epidemic: the opioid crisis

LOS ANGELES – Before he became Batman, Michael Keaton made his dramatic film debut in “Clean and Sober,” an unflinching look at drug addiction during the United States’ 1980s cocaine craze. Three decades later, he is ready to take on a similar theme. Ahead of next year’s superhero movie “The Flash” — in which Keaton plays an older version of Batman — he stars in “Dopesick,” a television drama about America’s newest drug epidemic: the opioid crisis. “I tend to not want to revisit anything,” said Keaton. “But this is societal, and has a much larger canvas or a bigger story to tell.” “It shines a...