In 2018, The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service for a story. Five years later, Universal Pictures is bringing the incredible story of the revelation to screens with 'She Said.'
On October 5, 2017, The New York Times published a groundbreaking story exposing Harvey Weinstein on his decades-long scheme to pay off women he abused. In 2018, The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service for the story. The article saw the light of day because of two strong women who led the investigation. Five years later, Universal Pictures is bringing the incredible story of the revelation to screens with She Said.
Director Maria Schrader who won a Primetime Emmy for her Netflix film Unorthodox, tells the story of two journalists, Kantor and Twohey who work together on the exposé. Here's the official synopsis of She Said from Universal Studios,
"Two-time Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America limited series, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped propel the #MeToo movement, shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever."
Kantor quickly discovers that the whole system is built in a way to protect abusers, and the women have been silenced by Weinstein. Kantor and Twohey then decide to join forces in order to reach out to the women and convince them to go on record, all while Weinstein is using everything in his power to ensure the story doesn't get published.
She Said is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 18, 2022. The movie will join a fairly crowded month at the box office, along with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releasing November 11 and Disney's long-awaited Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, arriving November 24th, It'll be the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the US, so all movies are expected to do well.
Playing Jodi Kantor is American actress Zoe Kazan. Kazan debuted in 2003 with her role as lead love interest Samantha in Max Borenstein's film Swordswallowers and Thin Men. She also played supporting roles in Fracture and Me and Orson Welles and Revolutionary Road. In 2009, she took lead as a college girl with epilepsy in the film The Exploding. British actress Carey Mulligan is playing Megan Twohey. Her career started in the mid-2000s with her role as Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright. She rose to fame with BBC's miniseries Bleak House and the British TV film Northanger Abbey. Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andre Braugher is playing Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times.
Playing Rebecca Corbett, NYT editor, is Patricia Clarkson. The American actress first appeared on screen in the 1980s with one episode of roles in television series. She also starred in various TV movies into the 90s. Portraying Zelda Perkins, the young assistant who bravely stood up against Weinstein is Samantha Morton. Mike Houston Plays Harvey Weinstein, who is known for playing CO Lee Dizon in Orange Is the New Black.
The trailer dropped 4 months ago and features the two protagonist's quest to discover the truth behind the abuse that's so common in Hollywood. Harvey Weinstein's deplorable behavior refrained a lot of women from speaking out, either afraid of the backlash or prevented by gag orders. The women gather more and more proof and they realize that the only way to convince the other women to speak up is to do it unanimously! You can check out the trailer right here...