Harvey Weinstein story to be made into 'horror film'

Legendary Hollywood director Brian De Palma is writing a "horror film" script based on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

De Palma, director of the horror movie Carrie and the crime film Scarface, says he has been following the Weinstein story very closely and knows many of the people involved.

"I've heard stories over the years," he told AFP.

Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape and other counts of sexual abuse after handing himself in to New York police last week.

His lawyer has said he denies the charges against him.

Two months ago Weinstein was reported to be working on a documentary about himself - that was before his arrest.

Newshub.