Harvey Weinstein: Paddington 2 severs ties with distributer The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein: Paddington 2 severs ties with distributer The Weinstein Company

Warner Bros has bought over the rights in the wake of allegations made against the co-founder

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Paddington 2 has managed to successfully cut ties with The Weinstein Company.

In the wake of the allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, the film’s producer David Heyman said he was trying to “break Paddington out of prison” by ensuring TWC would not serve as its distributor.

Warner Bros announced on Wednesday it had bought the rights for the movie from StudioCanal and TWC, granting Heyman’s wish to find an alternative distributor.

The first film made $76 million (£58 million), and Weinstein’s younger brother Bob had said he expected even greater success with the sequel, having made a statement to say the company’s ties would be maintained despite the claims against its co-founder.

A large number of women have made allegations of sexual harassment or abuse against the 65-year-old producer.

The claims against him are being investigated by police forces in London, LA, and New York, and Weinstein has denied all claims of non-consensual sex.