Claire Foy to play Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in upcoming series Doomsday Machine
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Claire Foy to play Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in upcoming series Doomsday Machine

The series is based on the book An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Oct 08, 2021
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After The Crown, Claire Foy has bagged another series and it's also a biopic. The series is based on An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination which is Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang's New York Times bestselling book. In the series adaptation, Claire will be seen as Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. The series is titled Doomsday Machine and the platform where it will air is yet to be announced. 

The series will show the up, close and personal relationship between Mark Zuckerberg and Sandberg along with obstacles faced by Facebook while being on a relentless quest for growth. Variety also reported that many journalists will be a part of the show as consultants which will help in the accuracy of the plot. The series will be shown from 2016 when Donald Trump was elected as the President of the US. 

It will also show the revelations about XCHECK which is a program that stopped important users including Trump from the rules and regulations of Facebook. 

The makers have not yet announced who will be playing the role of Zuckerberg in the series. 

Meanwhile, Claire's last outing is the film The Electrical Life of Louis Wain in which she is paired opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Her upcoming film is Women Talking which is currently in post-production. The film directed by Sarah Polley is based on the novel of the same name by Miriam Toews. Women Talking also features Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy and Michelle McLeod.

Meanwhile, Claire recently won the Primetime Emmy Award for The Crown in Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category. The actor reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II in season four of the Netflix series.

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