Hollywood star Brad Pitt will produce an upcoming exposé movie “She Said” about the disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.
The movie, a Universal Pictures production, will feature Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as the reporters who discover Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women.
Mulligan will star as Twohey in the film, while Kazan will play Kantor. Both actresses are in final negotiations on the film, which is set to begin production this summer.
“She Said,” is based on the New York Times best-seller, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement” by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, two NYT reporters who helped expose Weinstein.
Pitt’s production company Plan B and Annapurna Pictures have reportedly obtained rights to the story and will aim to tell the story behind the women who led the investigation.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women in Hollywood, including Pitt’s ex-wife Angelina Jolie and his ex-fiancée, Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as several other stars including, Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Asia Argento.
Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York after being convicted for rape and sexual assault against two women. He denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.