The project, the name of which is still unknown, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the case and focus mainly on Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the journalists behind the » NY Times » investigation that revealed Weinstein’s actions.
An inspiring case indeed. After the BBC has announced the intentions of a documentary, Annapurna Pictures company (the company behind the films » Her » and » Detroit « ) partnered up with Plan B Entertainment , Brad Pitt’s production company, and have acquired the rights to adapt the story of the two journalists who broke Harvey Weinstein’s scandal.
According to the Deadline website, this film will be adapted in the manner of « Spotlight », a film based on the Boston Globe’s investigation of how the Catholic Church has protected pedophile priests for years.The latter had won the Oscar for best film in 2016.
Kantor and Twohey’s piece revealed various sexual harassment allegations againt Weinstein for the past decades and led to his firing as co-chairman from the Weinstein company. Also, the story was behind the launch of # MeToo campaign in the United States that eventually went worldwide. But that’s not all. Thanks to the quality of their investigation, these two women received the Pulitzer Prize , one of the most prestigious awards in the world.