Annapurna Pictures and Plan B are combining to produce a planned film covering the fall of Harvey Weinstein.
The planned film to chart the expose of movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuses of power is coming together, with a writer hired to pen the script, according to Variety. The story of two female journalists from the New York Times and their editor will form the heart of the story. The reporters, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and their editor Rebecca Corbett, will be the focus of the plot as they investigate and break the story which shook the world, shaking up Hollywood and launching the Me Too movement, as well as also winning the team a Pulitzer-prize.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz, who penned Disobedience, the romantic drama set in the Jewish community and Collette, starring Keira Knightley has been chosen to pen the script. The news marks a significant step forward for the project which is being jointly produced by Plan B and Annapurna. They have a deal where the latter markets and distributes three films per year from Brad Pitt’s production company, who have previously made films such as 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight.
The film itself is mooted to be a procedural-style tale that it seems will be made in the ongoing shadow of Weinstein’s case. Annapurna Pictures have scaled back distribution of late, having suffered a number of financial losses with films like Vice, whilst it was reported back in August that they were exploring bankruptcy, although that matter has since been resolved.
Hopefully, they can continue to oversee this project and others beyond it, backing the type of mid-budget, risky films that other studios are reluctant to touch these days.
More news as we have it.
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