The primary Hollywood characteristic movie to focus straight on the Harvey Weinstein scandal is because of begin manufacturing in the summertime, Common Photos mentioned on Monday.
She Stated is predicated on the 2019 e-book of the identical title in regards to the New York Instances 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 girls got here ahead with accusations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein, then one of the vital highly effective figures in Hollywood, after the preliminary tales broke within the New York Instances 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 girls. He has appealed the conviction and is looking for a brand new trial, whereas additionally dealing with extradition to Los Angeles to face additional expenses of rape.
The She Stated e-book focuses on the months of behind the scenes investigations and authorized obstacles that Twohey and Kantor confronted in an effort to publish their reviews.
Though the Weinstein scandal has been the topic of a number of documentaries and has impressed movies and TV reveals similar to The Assistant and The Morning Present, She Stated is the primary characteristic movie primarily based on the claims in opposition to the producer himself.
Will probably be directed by German filmmaker Maria Schrader. No anticipated launch date was introduced.