"I don't want to be quoted. Period."
The story of how New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor exposed Harvey Weinstein's crimes is the focus of the upcoming movie, She Said. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education and Promising Young Woman) and Zoe Kazan play Twohey and Kantor, respectively, as they investigate into sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein and fight to share the victims' accusations on the record.
"The case I made was, I can't change what happened to you in the past, but together we may be able to help protect other people," Twohey (Mulligan) says in the movie's trailer. "The truth, basically."
The story led to Weinstein's firing — he was eventually sentenced to 23 years in prison on charges of sexual assault and third-degree rape — and helped spark the larger #MeToo movement, started by activist Tarana Burke. The New York Times was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018.
She Said co-stars Patricia Clarkson as Rebecca Corbett, head of investigative projects, and Andre Braugher as executive editor Dean Baquet, as well as Samantha Morton and Jennifer Ehle.
Based on Twohey and Kantor's subsequent book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, the film was adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (writer of the Oscar-winning Best International Feature, Ida) and Maria Schrader (the Emmy-winning director of Unorthodox). The movie is produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and executive produced by Annapurna Pictures.
She Said arrives in theaters on Nov. 18. Watch the trailer below.