She Said: Patricia Clarkson to star in Harvey Weinstein sexual assault breakout story

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New Delhi, Delhi, India, India Published: Aug 04, 2021, 12:23 PM(IST)

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'She Said' will chronicle the journey of two New York Times journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story. It is based on the best-selling book, ‘She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement’.

Hollywood star Patricia Clarkson has been roped in for Universal Pictures ‘She Said’, based on New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor’s best-selling book, ‘She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement’ which was on their journey of the award-winning investigation of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-assault story.

The Weinstein story broke out in 2017 and became the highest talking point that year, paving the way for the powerful #MeToo movement that rocked the world. 

Patricia Clarkson will play Rebecca Corbett, the New York Times’ investigations department editor who oversaw the reporters. The award-winning journalists, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, are set to be played by multi-Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan. 

Rebecca Lenkiewicz has adapted the screenplay while Maria Schrader is directing.
 
In 2018, Annapurna Pictures and Plan B Entertainment optioned the rights to Harvey Weinstein assault story She Said under their co-production deal. Oscar nominee Megan Ellison will executive produce for Annapurna with Sue Naegle. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B.

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