The two actresses will play the journalists behind the “New York Times” article denouncing the sexual abuse perpetrated by the producer. Filming for “She Said” will begin this summer.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan will play on screen the journalists of the “New York Times” who revealed the actions of producer Harvey Weinstein. The two actresses will play the roles of Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor respectively in this Universal Pictures project entitled “She Said”, based on the “New York Times” bestseller “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement “.
Filming for the film, directed by Maria Schrader, is set to begin this summer, according to “Deadline”. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey interviewed several women accusing the Miramax co-founder of rape, harassment and sexual assault, which led to his downfall. Their article, which served as a launching pad for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, led to the man being sacked by The Weinstein Company’s board of directors.
Sentenced to 23 years in prison
Last year Harvey Weinstein was convicted and sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape. He still faces further charges in Los Angeles where he is to be tried.
This new project by Carey Mulligan follows her appearance in Emerald Fennell’s black feminist comedy, “Young Promising Woman”. A role that earned her an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a woman who attacks sexual predators.
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