Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan to star in film about Weinstein scandal 4 months ago

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan to star in film about Weinstein scandal

The pair are reuniting for the film She Said.

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are heading back to the big screen in a film all about the infamous Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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The pair are set to play the two New York Times journalists that brought the scandal to light, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.

The film, She Said, will tell the story of how the two reporters' coverage of the movie producer's actions contributed to him being convicted of sexual assault.

It is being compared to the Oscar-winning film Spotlight, in which it tells the story of the team of reporters who uncovered the sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic church.

Carey Mulligan Zoe Kazan Zoe Kazan in What If (2014) with Daniel Radcliffe

The film is being adapted from the book the two reporters wrote detailing the Pulitzer-winning coverage that exposed Weinstein and led over 100 women to come forward about their experiences with him.

This then sparked the #MeToo and Time's Up movement, where hundreds of women and men came forward about powerful individuals in the industry that had taken advantage and sexually harassed them.

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The upcoming Universal Pictures film is set to be directed by Maria Schrader, with the script written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Carey Mulligan Zoe Kazan Carey Mulligan at the 2015 Tony Awards

And this won't be the first time Carey and Zoe will be starring together, the pair are reuniting after appearing in a Broadway production of The Seagull back in 2008, as well as Carey starring in Wildlife in 2018 which Zoe wrote.

In February of last year, a judge sentenced Weinstein to 23 years in prison for a number of convictions including one count of third-degree rape and one count of sexual assault in the first degree.

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His criminal charges include rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.

The allegations levied against the producer by dozens of women led to the #MeToo movement. During his downfall, women all over the world shared their own experiences of sexual assault.