As if living through the horrific news cycle of the Harvey Weinstein investigation wasn't stressful enough, the extremely heroic work of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein story for the New York Times, is headed to the big screen.
Previous year the Harvey Weinstein scandal made headlines when reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey wrote about sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Weinstein dating back to 1990.
The Hollywood Reporter states that the as-yet-untitled film will focus on Kantor and Twohey's struggle to get their scoop out to the public amidst a series of threats and intimidating tactics meant to keep the Weinstein story buried. Particularly when it comes to Kantor and Twohey, their work continues to have incredible social relevance. The film will be based on Pulitzer Prize-winning reports.
Plan B, the production partnership between Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, have made such topical films as Best Picture winners 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, and the producer last year relocated its first-look deal from Paramount to Annapurna... His fall shattered closed doors as more women came forward to not only tell their Weinstein stories but to point out alleged abuses by others in the industry. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
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Annapurna has partnered in the past on films with The Weinstein Company, Weinstein's former production company which is now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The disgraced movie mogul has been accused by more than 80 women, and is now under criminal investigation in at least four legal jurisdictions, including Los Angeles, New York and London.
Weinstein's downfall led to the #MeToo and Time's Up campaigns and has sparked the beginning of a change in Hollywood with stars openly demanding improvement in gender and pay disparity, representation of different races, and fair treatment of women.