Having won plenty of plaudits for playing a woman who has her own technique for dealing misogyny and sex pests in Promising Young Woman, Carey Mulligan is now ready to play a real-life crusader against a powerful man harming women. She and Zoe Kazan are starring as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who broke the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal in new drama She Said.
Universal has bought the rights to Times bestseller She Said: Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement, which chronicles how Twohey and Kantor broke the story in 2017, and helped see Weinstein prosecuted and jailed, while also aiding in sparking the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Unorthodox series director Maria Schrader will be making the film, working from a script by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
From the sounds of it, the aim here will be more along the lines of Spotlight, following the reporters doing their diligent work to dig up the facts of the case.