Film & TV

The NY Times Story on Harvey Weinstein Heads for the Big Screen

The plot will follow New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's investigation of the Hollywood mogul.

Unlike Spotlight, which tells the story of Boston Globe's investigative journalists in 2001, the Harvey Weinstein story isn't going to wait decades to become a movie. 

On October 5, 2017, the Times published the story of the year, uncovering film producer Harvey Weinstein's multiple allegations on sexual harrassment. The story ignited the birth of #MeToo and Time's Up, two movements that had many more women speak out against sexual harrasment. 

The investigative reporters behind it, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, were honored by Time's 100 Most Influential People and have recently received a Pulitzer Prize for public service. On top of all those awards, their Weinstein takedown story is now going to be told through a movie, backed by Oscar-winning production houses Plan B and Annapurna. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the plot will highlight Kantor and Twohey's struggles with threats and intimidation during the investigation. 

Awards season may be over, but that doesn't stop us from predicting next year's best picture contenders. 

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