Every so often, there's a film that comes along that leaves a mark. Not a fleeting giggle or a silent tear. No, we're talking about something much greater. So, when we found out this morning that Universal Pictures is reportedly adapting the nonfiction bestseller, She Said, for the big screen, we instantly knew this was about to become one of those films.
If the title, She Said, rings a familiar bell it's because it's the name of the best-selling book by New York Times investigative journalists – Meghan Twohey and Jodi Kantor – who broke the news in 2017 of the harrowing details of Harvey Weinstein's ongoing history of sexual assault in Hollywood.
The film is set to tell the story of how Twohey and Kantor – rumoured to be portrayed by Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan – persevered to bring this scandal to light. Off the back of the exciting news, here's everything we know about the adaption so far.
What is She Said about?
As we already know, the film is based on the New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize winning nonfiction book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. According to Deadline, the film will focus on Twohey and Kantor rather than the disgraced Weinstein. The adaptation will focus instead on the all-female team of journalists who persisted in their search for the truth. Despite the threats and extreme intimidation tactics that were thrown their way. Similarly to other ground-breaking films such as Spotlight and All The President's Men, the film is said to follow a "procedural manner."
Who will star in the She Said film adaptation?
From what we know so far, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are reportedly in talks to star as the film's leading ladies. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, we can already envision these two taking on these monumental roles. On the production side of things; the film will be helmed by Unorthodox director Maria Schrader and penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
When will we see the film on our screens?
Production of the film is set to begin sometime over the next couple of months; despite the team coming together to begin working on the project back in 2018. Stay tuned for more details to come on what is sure to be another ground-breaking film on the #MeToo movement.