Brian De PalmaThe Harvey Weinstein scandal has been a nightmare for all his alleged victims: Now "Carrie" director Brian De Palma says he's working on a horror movie about the just-indicted former movie mogul.

Talking to French publication Le Parisien, the 77-year-old said, "I'm writing a film about this scandal, a project I'm talking about with a French producer." He added, "My character won't be named Harvey Weinstein, but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry."

Hey Brian (and other creative types), maybe don't exploit this situation for your own personal gain?

This comes after "Glengarry Glen Ross" playwright David Mamet said he's also working on a project about the accused rapist, sexual harasser, and ruiner of careers.

Mamet told the Chicago Tribune that he's already written a play called "Bitter Wheat," but hasn't yet announced when it will debut. According to Variety, John Malkovich has spoken to Mamet about playing Weinstein.

Besides "The Untouchables" and "Scarface," De Palma's films include the thriller "Body Double," in which a porn star is killed with an electric drill, and "Dressed to Kill," about a crazed cross-dresser who murders women.

He said that making his most recent film, "Domino" -- with Guy Pearce and "Game of Thrones" stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten -- was "a horrible experience" and that it might not get released.

[Via Variety]

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