Hollywood star Patricia Clarkson has been roped in for Universal Pictures ‘She Said’, based on New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor’s best-selling book, ‘She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement’ which was on their journey of the award-winning investigation of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-assault story.
The Weinstein story broke out in 2017 and became the highest talking point that year, paving the way for the powerful #MeToo movement that rocked the world.
Patricia Clarkson will play Rebecca Corbett, the New York Times’ investigations department editor who oversaw the reporters. The award-winning journalists, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, are set to be played by multi-Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz has adapted the screenplay while Maria Schrader is directing.
In 2018, Annapurna Pictures and Plan B Entertainment optioned the rights to Harvey Weinstein assault story She Said under their co-production deal. Oscar nominee Megan Ellison will executive produce for Annapurna with Sue Naegle. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B.