Harvey Weinstein scandal to be made into film

Disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Photo credit: Getty / File

The New York Times journalists who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's on-going sexual harassment will reportedly be the subject of a new Spotlight-esque film, documenting the downfall of the disgraced media mogul.

In October 2017, The New York Times published an article in which multiple women accused the film producer of sexual harassment. More allegations surfaced in the days and weeks following the article.

Deadline reports Annapurna and Plan B have acquired the rights to the new film following the investigation of newspaper staffers Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

It won't be focused on Weinstein himself, but on the actresses accusing him of sexual assault and hush money payments made, according to Deadline.

It's been compared to other investigative journalism films such as The Post, All The President's Men and of course, the award-winning Spotlight.

So far no writer or director has been confirmed for the project.

Plan B partners Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner, who are known for films 12 Years A Slave and Moonlight, will produce the as-yet unnamed film, after the duo signed a three-year production deal with Annapurna Pictures in 2017.


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