In the American tradition of investigative journalism cinema.
here comes She Said , a film centered on the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the investigations of New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor who brought it to light. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play the protagonists, in a film directed by Maria Schrader ( Unorthodox ). Below you can see the trailer.
Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz , screenwriter of Ida and Small Ax , the film is based on the best-selling She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement .
The article by Kantor and Twohey, published on October 5, 2017, reported multiple women’s testimonies against Harvey Weinstein, co-president of The Weinstein Company and one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers. Charges that led to Weinstein being ousted from his own company and a 23-year prison sentence. The case also led to the creation of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements .
She Said is produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment. Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle are the executive producers. The cast also includes Tom Pelphrey, Samantha Morton, Andre Braugher and Patricia Clarkson .
Two-time Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan ( A Promising Woman, An Education ) and Zoe Kazan ( The Plot Against America, The Big Sick limited series ) will be New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who, together, they blew up one of the most important stories of a generation, a story that helped launch the #Metoo movement, broke decades of silence around the subject of sexual abuse in Hollywood, and forever altered American society.