Reporters who sparked Harvey Weinstein’s downfall to be focus of Hollywood film

Harvey Weinstein, who denies all allegations of non-consensual sex made against him

Harvey Weinstein, who denies all allegations of non-consensual sex made against him

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The reporters who triggered Harvey Weinstein's downfall with the first report detailing allegations of sexual harassment against the movie mogul will have their roles portrayed in a Hollywood movie.

New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey scooped a Pulitzer Prize for their reports, which helped ignite the Me Too movement.

It was revealed on Wednesday (April 25) that the rights to a film about their efforts were purchased by Annapurna Pictures and Brad Pitt-run Plan B, which has won Oscars with Moonlight, 12 Years A Slave and The Departed.

The New York Times and magazine The New Yorker shared a Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honour, for their investigations into Weinstein.

About 100 women have publicly accused the producer of sexual harassment and assault. Weinstein, 66, denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.