A feature film is to be made on Harvey Weinstein sex scandal

Film producer Harvey Weinstein

Film producer Harvey Weinstein

It included on-the-record quotes and investigative reporting on alleged sexual abuse and cover-up by Weinstein, then one of the most awarded and respected movie moguls of the modern age.

Kantor and Twohey's stories made a huge impact not just on Hollywood but across the world, initiating a dialogue on workplace harassment and women's safety.

Headlined "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades", Kantor and Twohey's first story ran in The New York Times on October 5, 2017.

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's, the New York Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for their expose of producer Harvey Weinstein, are now the subject of an upcoming Hollywood movie.

She is one of several women to accuse Weinstein of rape. And now the Harvey Weinstein story will be turned into a movie. To this day, Weinstein denies all allegations.

The rights deal was put together by Anonymous Content, which was also behind another newspaper movie, The Post, focusing on the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post's part in the story.

The film will be in the tradition of journalism dramas such as "All the President's Men", which was about the Watergate scandal and "Spotlight", the Oscar-winning movie about The Boston Globe's investigation into child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests. These are the reports that served as the precursor for the ongoing #MeToo and Time's Up movements and the ripple effect is still happening.

The rights to the film have been bought by Plan B - founded by Brad Pitt and which produced Oscar-winning films 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight - and Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, which produced Zero Dark Thirty, according to Deadline.

-With information from Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

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