Carey Mulligan (pictured) and Zoe Kazan play two journalists in She Said , the film about the journalistic process that led to the article exposing the allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The actresses play the role of Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the two women who wrote the article in question for The New York Times .
The film is an adaptation of the book She Said , which was written by Twohey and Kantor. Oscar winner Rebecca Lenkiewicz ( Ida ) is writing the script for the film , according to The Hollywood Reporter, and Maria Schrader ( Unorthodox ) is directing.
The publication marked the beginning of the #metoo movement and ushered in the fall of Weinstein. Kantor and Twohey were awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for the article.
In the first article in October 2017, Weinstein was already accused by several women of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. In the months that followed, it turned out that there were dozens more women with similar experiences.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison last March for rape and sexual abuse. He is currently serving that sentence near Buffalo, New York.
In California, Weinstein has been charged in 11 cases with rape, sexual assault and assault. If convicted for these crimes, his sentence could be up to 140 years in prison. Weinstein has so far denied all allegations.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are set to star as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the New York Times reporters who brought down Harvey Weinstein, in the upcoming film 'She Said.' https://t.co/GO3tLhi1uA— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 8, 2021