"She Said" movie to examine Weinstein investigation

Hollywood is turning the lens on itself - with the first feature film to focus directly on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

"She Said" is based on the 2019 book of the same name - about the New York Times investigation into claims of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.

Universal Pictures said on Monday [June 7] it's due to start production in the summer.

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are in final negotiations to play the two journalists behind the book: Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor,

who won Pulitzer Prizes for their reporting in October 2017.

Some 100 women came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein, who has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone,

and was sentenced in New York in March 2020 to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault involving two women.

The Weinstein scandal has been the subject of several documentaries, and has inspired films and TV shows such as "The Assistant" and "The Morning Show."

"She Said" focuses on the months of behind the scenes investigations and legal obstacles - and will be directed by German filmmaker Maria Schrader.

The expected release date is yet to be announced.

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