The courage and determination of reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who investigated and signed the reports on the sexual abuse and manipulation of businessman Harvey Weinstein, giving breath and strength to the #metoo movement, will become a movie.
That’s right, four years after the publication of the articles in the New York Times, it was confirmed in June 2021 that actresses and friends Carey Mulligan and Zoe Hazan will star in a film about the backstage of the movement, which already has a release date: November 2022 .
She said, is the working name of the production and will be based on the best seller She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, from 2019, where the journalists published the stories of the pressure and threats they faced by insisting on continuing to listen to victims and write about Weinstein.
Screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Oscar winner for Ida) and directed by Maria Schrader, who was ahead of the Netflix mini, Unorthodox.
It has not yet been announced who will play Harvey Weinstein, who openly threatened reporters during the investigation, but the film’s focus will not be on the producer. According to the director and screenwriter, the intention is to transform the film into a female version of All the President’s Men, the classic starring Dustin Hoffmann and Robert Redford and which showed the backstage of the report that led to the resignation of American President Richard Nixon.
As a result of the journalists’ reports, Harvey Weinstein was investigated, arrested, tried, and sentenced to 23 years in prison. It’s a perfect vehicle for actresses, who have worked together in theater but haven’t yet shared the screen. Carey will play Megan Twohey and Zoe will play Jodi Kantor. None other than Brad Pitt, who went against Weinstein when he harassed Gwyneth Paltrow, is the producer of the feature. Oscar has been written since today.