Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are attached to star in “She Said,” about the New York Times sexual harassment investigation against Harvey Weinstein that kicked off the #MeToo movement. Mulligan and Kazan are in final negotiations for the Universal Pictures movie to play Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the authors of the book “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.”
The movie will focus on Twohey and Kantor’s work to uncover the widespread sexual harassment and assault allegations over several decades against Weinstein, the Weinstein Company co-chairman who was eventually sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Maria Schrader, an Emmy winner for Netflix’s “Unorthodox,” is directing from a script by Oscar winner Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Production is set to begin this summer.
Annapurna Pictures and Plan B Entertainment optioned the rights to “She Said” in 2018 under their co-production deal. Megan Ellison will executive produce for Annapurna with Sue Naegle. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B.
Universal VP of production Lexi Barta will oversee for the studio.
Mulligan, who was Oscar-nominated this year for “Promising Young Woman,” is set to begin filming on Johan Renck’s “Spaceman” and Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro.” Kazan recently starred in “The Plot Against America,” the Coen brothers’ “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “The Big Sick.”
Mulligan is represented by CAA, Julian Belfrage Associates, Relevant and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Tratner & Klein and Kazan is represented by UTA, Jennifer Konawal, Relevant, Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Tratner & Klein. Schrader is represented by UTA and Circle of Confusion; and Lenkiewicz is represented by Casarotto Ramsey and Associates Ltd.
The story was first reported by Deadline.
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