It comes as no surprises that Carey Mulligan will lead the next feminist-driven film after her captivating performance in Promising Young Woman. Universal Pictures has released the powerful trailer to She Said overnight which will detail the launch of the #MeToo movement and the subsequent fall of convicted sex offender, Harvey Weinstein.
Directed by Maria Schrader, She Said follows Mulligan and Zoe Kazan who portray New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation. The film is based on the NYT bestseller She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.
She Said is written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz with Academy Award winners Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment serving as producer. It is executive produced by Oscar® nominee Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle for Annapurna Pictures.
The hashtag #MeToo went viral in 2017 with high profile celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Luptia Nyong’o, Jennifer Lawrence, and Salma Hayek coming forward to detail their own experience with sexual assault in the industry. On February 25, 2020, Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree. In March of the same year he was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
She Said will release into cinemas from November 17. Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss out on seeing this one. Watch the trailer below.