The trailer for a film we’ve been wanting ahead to for almost three years is lastly right here: “She Mentioned” tells the story of New York Occasions journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s Pulitzer-winning investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sample of sexual abuse and bullying. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan lead an all-star solid, Maria Schrader (“I’m Your Man”) is the director, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz (“Ida”) the screenwriter. “She Mentioned” relies on Kantor and Twohey’s bestselling ebook of the identical title.
Within the spot, Jodi (Kazan) discovers the Weinstein allegations whereas following a tip that “the wrongdoing in Hollywood is overwhelming.” As she explains to her colleague and collaborator Megan (Mulligan), “These younger girls walked into what all of them had cause to consider had been enterprise conferences. As a substitute, they are saying he met them with threats and sexual calls for.”
Plenty of potential sources and survivors don’t wish to converse to Jodi and Megan, not to mention go on the document for his or her article. Some simply don’t see the purpose. “Folks have tried to put in writing this story earlier than,” former Weinstein assistant Zelda Perkins (Samantha Morton, “Harlots”) tells the reporters. “He kills it each time.” Not sure of how they’ll ever persuade the ladies Weinstein terrorized to go public, Megan thinks she and Jodi needs to be as forthright as potential. “‘I can’t change what occurred to you up to now, however collectively we might be able to assist shield different individuals,’” she suggests.
And that’s precisely what the real-life Kantor and Twohey did. Thanks partially to their reporting, the #MeToo motion was reignited, sexual harassment is taken extra critically in mainstream tradition, and Weinstein is serving a 23-year jail sentence.
Mulligan and Kazan beforehand collaborated on the household drama “Wildlife.” Mulligan starred and Kazan co-wrote the script.
Mulligan has acquired Oscar nominations for “Promising Younger Lady” and “An Schooling.” Her different credit embody “Mudbound,” “Suffragette,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Kazan was most just lately seen in different historical past miniseries “The Plot In opposition to America.” She snagged an Emmy nomination for her supporting function in “Olive Kitteridge” and wrote and starred within the meta rom-com “Ruby Sparks.”
Schrader gained an Emmy for steering the miniseries “Unorthodox.” Germany submitted her most up-to-date characteristic, 2021 sci-fi “I’m Your Man,” as its submission for Finest Worldwide Movie class on the Academy Awards. Additionally an actress, she has appeared within the “Deutschland” anthology collection, “Fortitude,” and extra.
The screenwriter behind “Colette” and “Disobedience,” Lenkiewicz will make her directorial debut with mother-daughter drama “Scorching Milk.” Jessie Buckley (“The Misplaced Daughter”), Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”), and Vicky Krieps (“Phantom Thread”) are set to star.
“She Mentioned” will likely be in theaters November 18. Its supporting solid contains Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”) and Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn 9-9”).