Currently starring in Promising Young Woman, Carey Mulligan is expected to join Zoe Kazan in the cast of She Said directed by Maria Schrader (Unorthodox). The film looks back at the New York Times investigation behind the fall of Harvey Weinstein
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are in the pipeline to star in Unorthodox Emmy Award-winning Maria Schrader, She Said. The actresses will play New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.
In October 2017, they published a landmark report on the actions of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in which more than 80 women accused the producer of abuse or sexual assault. An investigation at the origin of the #MeToo movement. In 2018, their work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The following year, Twohey and Kantor publish the work She said: the background of the investigation that revealed the Weinstein affair and exploded the Me Too movement.
Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Ida), the feature film will focus on the work of journalists to reveal the many decades-long allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein. The co-chairman of the Weinstein Company was ultimately sentenced to 23 years in prison.
In 2019, Ursula Macfarlane’s documentary The Untouchable Harvey Weinstein looked back on the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein, but since then, if films inspired by the affair have emerged (like Nina Wu), She Said is the first feature film which returns to the investigation and openly quotes the name of the producer.
Produced by Brad Pitt, Megan Ellison, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sue Naegle, filming for the feature film is slated to begin this summer.
As a reminder, Brian de Palma is currently preparing Predator, a horror film inspired by the Weinstein affair …