Tyler Shultz is the former Theranos employee who used an alias when he alerted authorities in 2014 about the company doctoring research, among other things. Shultz, the grandson of former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz (Reagan, Nixon), is interviewed by CBS News correspondent Norah O’Donnell on 60 Minutes. The news journalism progam will show old footage of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes when she was a billionaire — before she was sued by the SEC who accused Holmes and Theranos of fraudulently raising more than $700 million from investors through false or exaggerated claims.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is set to play Holmes in the forthcoming film Bad Blood — see link above. (Holmes claimed Theranos’ blood-testing machine could perform most of the tests of traditional labs from just a finger prick’s worth of blood.) Former SNL writer and Oscar-nominated director Adam McKay (The Big Short) will direct, and Oscar-nominated The Shape of Water co-writer Vanessa Taylor will write the script. McKay will produce with Lawrence, Kevin Messick, and McKay’s old SNL friend and partner Will Ferrell. IMDB lists the estimated budget at $50 million. 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7pm on CBS.