Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are in talks to star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in “She Said” for Universal Pictures, a person with data of the venture instructed TheWrap.
“Unorthodox” director Maria Schrader will direct. Rebecca Lenkiewicz is writing the script. The movie can be primarily based on the New York Times bestseller “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.” It will start manufacturing this summer time.
Annapurna Pictures and Plan B optioned the rights to “She Said” in 2018 below their manufacturing deal. Megan Ellison will government produce for Annapurna with Sue Naegle, whereas Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce for Plan B.
Mulligan is simply coming off of her Oscar-nominated efficiency in “Promising Young Woman” and is gearing as much as movie Johan Renck’s “Spaceman” and Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro.” She is represented by CAA, Julian Belfrage Associates, Relevant and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Tratner & Klein.
Kazan most just lately starred in HBO’s restricted sequence “The Plot Against America,” in addition to “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “The Big Sick.” She is represented by UTA, Jennifer Konawal, Relevant, Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Tratner & Klein.
“She Said” will mark Kazan and Mulligan’s third collaboration, though that is the primary time they are going to star on display screen collectively. The duo beforehand starred in Ian Rickson’s Broadway manufacturing of “The Seagull” in 2008, and Mulligan starred within the 2018 movie “Wildlife,” which Kazan co-wrote and produced.
Deadline first reported the information.
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