Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein Movie Based on NY Times Reporting Taps ‘Colette’ Writer

Collider | 10/23/2019 | Staff
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Annapurna and Plan B have hired Colette scribe Rebecca Lenkiewicz to write the script for a Spotlight-esque movie about the New York Times’ investigation into serial abuser Harvey Weinstein, Collider has exclusively learned.

Just as Bombshell focuses on the women of Fox News rather than Roger Ailes himself, this untitled film will focus on the team of female journalists who broke the Weinstein story and won a Pulitzer Prize for their game-changing reporting in the process. New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and their editor Rebecca Corbett, will be the three main characters in the film, which will be told in a procedural manner similar to All the President’s Men.

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The New York Times ran its initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017, and by the following April, Brad Pitt‘s company Plan B had already teamed with Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures to acquire the rights to bring Kantor and Twohey’s investigating to the big screen. The two companies signed an ambitious three-year deal in May 2017 that called for Annapurna to market and distribute at least three Plan B titles each year. A lot has happened since then, obviously.

For starters, Annapurna has gotten out of the distribution business, and its films are now expected to be released under its joint venture United Artists Releasing. The company nearly filed for bankruptcy early this year, though Ellison was able to strike a deal with the banks...
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