It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since the walls came tumbling down for Harvey Weinstein, thanks to a bombshell expose from New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and , According to Deadline, Universal Pictures is prepping to take the story to the big screen, with She Said, using the subsequent book Twohey and Jodi wrote as its source material. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement reached the New York Times Bestseller list and is credited as one of the main reasons Weinstein was brought to justice.
As for a cast, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are currently in talks to star as Twohey and Kantor. Production is scheduled to begin this summer and will be directed by Maria Schrader (Unorthodox) and written by Oscar-winner Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Ida, Colette). Mulligan and Kazan worked together on 2018’s Wildlife, where the former starred and the latter co-wrote the screenplay.
My hope is that the focus of She Said remains on Twohey and Kantor’s search for the truth and not on an actor playing Weinstein, like we saw with John Lithgow’s performance as Roger Ailes in Bombshell. An approach similar to Spotlight, where the focus is on the journalists themselves and a few of the victims, might be the way to go.