Harvey Weinstein: A movie about the scandal is coming

The first film focusing on the Harvey Weinstein scandal will soon be released in cinemas, with production set to begin this summer, according to Universal Pictures. The allegations against the once powerful Hollywood man for sexual abuse were revealed by two journalists of the New York Times, triggering the #MeToo movement. These roles will be played by Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan. Both actors are in final negotiations to play Megan Tui and Jodi Cantor, according to Variety.

The two journalists are the authors of the 2019 book “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement”, on which the film will be based. Titled “She Said”, the film will feature the Pulitzer Prize-winning research work by Megan Tui and Jodi Cantor.

Both journalists published an article on October 5, 2017 entitled “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades” (Harvey Weinstein paid for the alleged sexual assault for decades). Another article by Ronan Farrow followed in The New Yorker on October 10, entitled “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories.”

It is recalled that about 100 women complained that they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein, after the articles were published in The New York Times and New Yorker.

Weinstein, who refused to engage in non-consensual sexual activity, was sentenced in New York in March 2020 to 23 years in prison for raping and sexually assaulting two women. He has appealed against the sentence and is seeking a new trial, while he is facing extradition to Los Angeles to stand trial for other rape cases.

Emmy-winning director Maria Schrider for the Netflix series “Unorthodox” is expected to direct the film. Carrie Mulligan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “Promising Young Woman” and Zoe Kazan recently appeared in roles in “The Big Sick” and the mini-series “The Plot Against America,” according to the ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ.


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