A feature film is to be made on Harvey Weinstein sex scandal

Film producer Harvey Weinstein

Film producer Harvey Weinstein

The New York Times' story, which first appeared on October 5, was headlined "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades".

Weinstein will never work again but it remains to be seen if his story will end in a prison sentence.

Kantor and Twohey's piece detailed numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein over the past several decades and led to Weinstein's firing as the co-chairman of the Weinstein company. Sources stress that the film will be in the vein of "Spotlight" and focus on the reporters and their journey to break the case, not Weinstein himself. More stories started coming out shortly, including Ronan Farrow's The New Yorker report on Weinstein, which details even more of the producer's sexual indiscretions and actresses' accounts of their relationship with Weinstein.

While there is no writer or filmmaker on board, Plan B and Annapurna are not aiming to tell the tale of Weinstein or his purported crimes, but rather how the reporters faced down threats and intimidation to push through with one of the most important stories of the decade.

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The original investigation by Twohey and Kantor into Weinstein's alleged behavior was published in October a year ago.

In another sign of the impact of their reporting, the team of New York Times journalists whose bombshell investigation into movie mogul Harvey Weinstein catalyzed the Me Too movement will get a big screen adaptation.

Following the expose, Weinstein was not only kicked out from the company he founded but also became a persona non grata from institutions such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Producers Guild of America and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Plan B is best known for producing three Oscar best picture winners, 2006's The Departed, 2013's 12 Years a Slave and 2016's Moonlight.

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