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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:53 AM

Singers vie to play Shkreli, America's 'most-hated man', in musical

Source: Reuters

World | Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:54pm EDT

Singers vie to play Shkreli, America's 'most-hated man', in musical

NEW YORK | BY MELISSA FARES

Fourteen fame-hungry young men tried to out-smug each other at a small studio in Manhattan's Theater District on Saturday to prove they could play 'America's most hated man' in a new musical comedy about pilloried former drug executive Martin Shkreli.

The hour-long production, titled "Martin Shkreli's Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan," is based on Shkreli's controversial $2 million purchase last year of the sole copy of the hip-hop group's latest album.

Set to open in July, it is a fictionalized account of comedian Bill Murray joining forces with the rappers to steal the album back.

Shkreli, the 33-year-old former chief of Turing Pharmaceuticals, sparked outrage last year and earned the title of the country's most-hated man on the internet when he raised the price of the life-saving anti-parasitic infection drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent.

In December, U.S. authorities arrested him on fraud charges unrelated to Daraprim, saying he ran his investment funds and companies almost like a Ponzi scheme.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-shkreli-musical-idUSKCN0YY013

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:06 AM

1. They waited too long to make this movie, Shkreli is no longer Americas most hated man

He's been replaced by Brock Turner, the baby faced frat boy rapist and his creepy parents.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:10 AM

2. Yeah, but he'd make the perfect VP pick for Trump. Nt.

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