FILE PHOTO: Carey Mulligan arrives on the Oscars purple carpet for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 25, 2021. Chris Pizzello/Pool through REUTERS
June 8, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The primary Hollywood function movie to focus immediately on the Harvey Weinstein scandal is because of begin manufacturing in the summertime, Common Footage mentioned on Monday.
“She Mentioned” relies on the 2019 e-book of the identical identify concerning the New York Occasions investigation into claims of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are in ultimate negotiations to play the 2 journalists – Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor – who wrote the e-book and who gained Pulitzer Prizes for his or her reporting in October 2017 on the story.
Some 100 ladies got here ahead with accusations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein, then some of the highly effective figures in Hollywood, after the preliminary tales broke within the New York Occasions and the New Yorker.
Weinstein, who has denied having non-consensual intercourse with anybody, was sentenced in New York in March 2020 to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault involving two ladies. He has appealed the conviction and is in search of a brand new trial, whereas additionally going through extradition to Los Angeles to face additional prices of rape.
The “She Mentioned” e-book focuses on the months of behind the scenes investigations and authorized obstacles that Twohey and Kantor confronted with a view to publish their stories.
Though the Weinstein scandal has been the topic of a number of documentaries, and has impressed movies and TV exhibits corresponding to “The Assistant” and “The Morning Present,” “She Mentioned” is the primary function movie primarily based on the claims towards the producer himself.
Will probably be directed by German filmmaker Maria Schrader. No anticipated launch date was introduced.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan)