It took decades for the dozens of allegations against Harvey Weinstein -- ranging from sexual harassment to rape -- to be brought to light, and now, the story behind the story is set to get the big screen treatment.
Deadline reports that Annapurna and Plan B have partnered to tell the tale of New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who alongside editor Rebecca Corbett published the bombshell story last October that first uncovered Weinstein's alleged misdeeds. That report was soon followed by many, many others, with women including Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, and Annabella Sciorra all claiming that Weinstein either harassed or assaulted them, sometimes over a period of many years.
Weinstein reportedly used money and legal muscle to keep his victims quiet, and also attempted to silence Kantor and Twohey, too. That shadowy aspect to the story has inspired comparisons to Oscar-winning flicks about investigative reporting, which will influence this new movie.
The thrust of the film isn't Weinstein or his scandal. This is about an all-women team of journalists who persevered through threats of litigation and intimidation, to break a game-changing story, told in a procedural manner like 'Spotlight' and 'All the President's Men.'
Kantor and Twohey were recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their Weinstein reporting, alongside The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow. Those stories launched the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which have since rippled throughout Hollywood and other industries across the globe.
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