Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan to portray journalists who investigated Weinstein

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Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan to portray journalists who investigated Weinstein

She Said looks at the disgraced movie mogul's downfall and the rise of the #MeToo movement

Harvey Weinstein  
Photo credit: Joel Ryan/PA Wire
Harvey Weinstein Photo credit: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

The Plot Against America actress Zoe Kazan and The Dig’s Carey Mulligan are set to star in She Said, which explores the story of two New York Times journalists who investigated sexual harassment claims against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, sparking his eventual arrest and conviction, as well as the global #MeToo movement.

The actresses will play Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the authors of She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement, reports Deadline.

More than 80 women made allegations against Weinstein dating back
to the late 1970s, and in 2020 he was found guilty of sexual assault and rape. He is currently serving a 23-year sentence in prison.

Maria Schrader, who won an Emmy for Netflix hit Unorthodox, will direct the film scripted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

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