Carey Mulligan To Star In Hollywood Film About Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Carey Mulligan has signed on to star in a Hollywood film about the infamous Harvey Weinstein scandal. The British actress will play a journalist who is investigating the disgraced mogul for sexual assault and harassment charges. The Bond 25 actress’s role will follow the story of investigative reporter Jodi Kantor. She is one of two brilliant reporters who first broke the news of Weinstein’s decades-long history of abuse. Carey Mulligan was born in 1985, and this will be her next major role since she became an international star. Furthermore, she was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Jenny Mellor in An Education (2009).
Mulligan’s casting is a clear sign that the film will receive major backing from Hollywood. Additionally, Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga is responsible for helming the project.
The story will reportedly follow Kantor, played by Mulligan, and her colleague Megan Twohey (played by Jennifer Lawrence). The actresses will play the journalists as they embark on investigative work that would eventually lead them to break the scandal. A scandal during which 140 women came forward with their accounts of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.
Moreover, The Invisible War director Kirby Dick, and Tickled producer David D’Arcy are also a part of this project, which is still in development.
The scandal of Weinstein is a popular documentary subject and an inspiration for many TV series and films like The Morning Show and The Assistant. She Said will be the first feature film inspired by the scandal.