The film will follow how journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey came together and will be treated in a similar way to 2015 Oscar victor 'Spotlight, ' about the Boston Globe's reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, Annapurna spokeswoman Ashley Momtaheni said. And now the Harvey Weinstein story will be turned into a movie.
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Harvey Weinstein/Image from Twitter.
The highly controversial exposé on indie film mogul Harvey Weinstein penned by New York Times writers Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey is in the stages of being adapted for film.
Brad Pitt's production company has purchased rights to a film based on the investigative work of two female reporters at the New York Times who brought the Harvey Weinstein story to light past year and helped kick off the #MeToo movement.
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The film will focus on how the reporters worked in the face of threats and intimidation to bring out one of the most important stories of the decade.
And Brad Pitt, 54, is embarking on another cinematic journey as his production company reportedly acquired the rights to a film centered around the New York Times' investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Movies such as All the President's Men and Spotlight are the touchstones for the project.
The original investigation by Twohey and Kantor into Weinstein's alleged behavior was published in October past year. They won the award jointly with Ronan Farrow who had reported further testimonies by female actors alleging harassment by Weinstein. 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. That movie was recently nominated for a best picture Oscar.
Even though the Weinstein story became a catalyst for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the thrust of the film isn't Weinstein or his purported crimes.