In 2017, the slew of sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent investigation sparked the #MeToo movement and forever altered Hollywood's landscape. Now, a new film chronicling the people who conducted that investigation will be released to the public.
The film She Said, a drama about the behind-the-scenes reporters who worked to uncover Weinstein's crimes, will be released this autumn at the New York Film Festival (NYFF), according to the festival. The film will starCarey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America) as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, two investigative journalists for The New York Times who investigated Weinstein's long history of abuse against actresse
Twohey and Kantor's work helped to establish Weinstein's case, as well as a number of his victims who spoke out about their experiences. Both women would receive Pulitzer Prizes for their work. The former Hollywood producer, however, was found guilty of multiple counts of third-degree rape and sexual assault. He is currently serving a 23-year sentence.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan take down Harvey Weinstein in the teaser for "She Said."
Maria Schrader, a German screenwriter and filmmaker known for directing Netflix's critically acclaimed mini-series Unorthodox, has been a mainstay in the German entertainment industry for many years. In 2015, she starred in the first German-language program to air on SundanceTV.
According to the NYFF's Spotlight selection, Schrader's film is "a curated selection of world premieres, acclaimed documentary films, and a unique evening of film and music." Other films that may be seen during the festival's Spotlight portion include Bones and All, a drama film starring Taylor Russell and Timothee Chalamet as a pair of drifters on a cross-country voyage, and Till, a biographical account of lynching victim Emmet
Following its NYFF premiere in early October, She Said will be released in theaters on November 18th. Read the film's synopsis and watch the official trailer below:
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, who are nominated for a two-time Academy Award, are featured in the New York Times. One of the most significant stories in a generation, a story that launched the #MeToo movement, destroyed decades of silence on the topic of sexual assault in Hollywood, and changed American culture forever.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are featured in the New York Times as reporters. One of the most significant stories in a generation was a story that helped spark the #MeToo movement, shattered decades of silence on the topic of sexual assault in Hollywood, and changed American culture for the better.