The feature film, in the boxes for three years, will see the light of day. It traces the investigation of two journalists from New York Times having confused the producer.
Harvey Weinstein is not yet done talking about him. The fallen Hollywood producer, sentenced for rape and sexual assault to 23 years in prison, will indeed be the subject of a film. The feature film will tell the story of the investigation that knocked the 69-year-old off his pedestal and sparked the movement #MeToo. If the project to make a film about Weinstein had been announced in 2018, it has since remained at a standstill. Only the production company had been unveiled, namely Plan B Entertainment, owned by Brad Pitt. A project that is close to the heart of the actor of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, since in 1994 he had forbidden the producer to approach his girlfriend at the time, Gwyneth Paltrow, sexually harassed by Weinstein.
Entitled She said, the Universal Pictures film will be an adaptation of the bestseller of New York Times, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement (is the story of sexual harassment that helped spark a movement, in French). This book, published in 2019 and written by two reporters from the American media, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, traces how these journalists managed to prove the rape and sexual abuse perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein. Based on information from Deadline, the film will not therefore be centered on the person of Weinstein, but it will be a question of showing how a team of women journalists managed, despite the attempts of prosecution and intimidation, to reveal a scandal that has rocked Hollywood. and the whole world.
According to Deadline , Zoe Kazan (The Rebel Wedding, Her name is Ruby) and Carey Mulligan, actress of Gatsby Oscar nominated for her role in Promising Young Women , should interpret the two reporters of the New York Times. The two actresses previously worked together in 2008 on Broadway in the play The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. German actress and director Maria Schrader will be at the helm of this feature film, including the film I’m your man released this year was presented in the official selection at the Berlinale 2021. Rebecca Lenkiewicz, screenwriter of Disobedience, crowned at the 2014 Oscars in the best foreign film category, will be in writing. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer.