She Said, a new film starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan that focuses on an all-female team of journalists investigating the Weinstein sexual harassment series, announced that it will have its world premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival.
This year’s New York Film Festival was held from September 30 to October 16, and the film opened in Northern America theaters on November 18.
The film tells the story of Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, two reporters for ‘The New York Times’ who set out to investigate a “game-changing” story that caused an earthquake in Hollywood.
‘She Said’ is similar in style to ‘Spotlight’ and ‘All the President’s Men,’ focusing not on Weinstein and his exploits, but on an all-female team of journalists who weathered the threat of lawsuits and intimidation to cover the story.
The film is directed by Maria Schrader (‘Unorthodox”I am your human’) and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (‘Ida”Colette’).
Tom Pelphrey as Twohey’s husband, Samantha Morton as Weinstein’s former assistant Zelda Perkins, who endures his abuse and later finds herself bound by a strict confidentiality agreement, Patricia Clarkson as ‘The New York Times’ investigative department editor, and Andre Braugher as executive editor Dean Baquet.
On October 5, 2017, articles about Weinstein’s years of sexual assault and harassment of women came to light, triggering an earthquake in Hollywood, with several insiders speaking out and the rise of the ‘MeToo’ and ‘TimesUp’ movements .
Weinstein was eventually fired from his own company and sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape.