Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan cast as Weinstein reporters

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Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan will star as the New York Times reporters who first broke the story of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal.

The film, She Said, will follow the story of reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who broke the story in 2017.

It will be adapted from their Pulitzer Prize-winning book She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, reports the BBC.

"So thrilled to share that the She Said film is preparing for production," Kantor wrote on Instagram. "It’s about the power generated by just a tiny group of courageous women and sources stepping forward. The propulsive energy of the newsroom (spoiler alert, @mega2e and I are far from the only @nytimes journalists portrayed.) And the joy and satisfaction of female teamwork. Thank you to the incredible team making this, and to @zoe.kazan and Carey Mulligan, real-life friends and longtime collaborators."

The 2017 investigative report led to Weinstein’s eventual conviction in 2020 in a New York Court. He's now serving 23 years for a criminal sex act and third-degree rape. Twohey and Kantor's original report helped fuel the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that led to other women coming forward.

The court case related to two specific incidents; one unidentified woman has accused the media mogul of raping her in a hotel room in 2013, while the other woman - former Project Runway assistant Miriam Haley (who previously went by the name Mimi Haleyi) - claims that he performed forcible oral sex on her 2006.

The article detailed the money paid to cover up the years of abuse by Weinstein and first-person accounts from actresses against him of non-consensual sexual encounters.

More than 80 women, from Angelina Jolie to Rose McGowan, have made claims of sexual harassment, misconduct and rape against Weinstein, although not all have sought legal action.

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