She Said is the explosive new film based on the bestselling book by New York Times journalists, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who broke the Harvey Weinsten scandal.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Carey Mulligan on our screens. We last saw her in Promising Young Woman, which earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. The actor now has another big Hollywood project ahead, as she’s playing one of the lead roles in a new film about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, alongside Zoe Kazan.
While we’ve been waiting eagerly for a first glimpse of the Oscar-tipped film, our cinematic prayers have finally been answered with the release of a new trailer. In it, we get our first look at Mulligan and Kazan as the two journalists (Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor) tasked with bringing Harvey Weinstein’s abuse to light.
Together, they broke one of the most important stories in a generation – a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement, shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever. And while it’s obviously based on emotional real-life events, the new trailer really drives home how hard the whole ordeal was for all the women involved.
“People have tried to write this story before – he kills it every time. He played people, he was a master manipulator,” one interviewee tells Kantor (Kazan). And soon, you get an idea of how dangerous this story became for the two young journalists because, as their editor tells them, “You have to imagine that every call you make is being recorded and you’re being followed.
Watch the explosive trailer here:
Here’s everything we know about She Said so far…
What is She Said about?
She Said is a Universal Pictures film production based on the bestselling book She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement. It focuses on the two New York Times journalists who broke the Harvey Weinsten scandal and wrote the book, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.
What was the Harvey Weinstein scandal?
On 5 October 2017, Kantor and Twohey reported a number of alleged sexual harassment and assaults against women by Hollywood mogul Weinstein, many of which dated back over three decades. The article, which sent shockwaves around the world, included details of money that was paid to cover up the sexual indiscretions, and first-person accounts by actresses accusing Weinstein of non-consensual sexual acts.
Since then, the disgraced Hollywood producer has been accused by more than 80 women, including Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and Lupita Nyong’o. It not only sparked the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, which saw millions of people around the world speaking out.
It also led to Weinstein being fired by the The Weinstein Company board and eventually being found guilty and sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape.
Who stars in She Said?
As previously mentioned, Mulligan and Kazan lead the cast as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor. Other cast members include Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects), Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Samantha Morton (Harlots), Jennifer Ehle (Pride And Prejudice), Tom Pelphrey (Ozark) and Adam Shapiro (Now You See Me).
When will She Said be out in cinemas?
The film is set to be released on 18 November 2022 in US cinemas, while a UK release date is yet to be confirmed.
Images: Universal Pictures
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