Annapurna, Plan B Developing Movie on New York Times' Harvey Weinstein Investigation

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It will be financed by Plan B, Brad Pitt's company, which backed 12 Years a Slave, and by Annapurna Pictures, whose founder, Megan Ellison, has been touted as the next Harvey Weinstein.

The source also added that the actor, who was just making a name for himself in the industry, "made it clear there would be consequences" if Weinstein tried anything again, and 'described it as giving Harvey a 'Missouri whooping'.

A longtime Manhattan prosecutor who led the ultimately abandoned sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has now taken over the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein, two people familiar with the case said Thursday.

Annapurna and Plan B are moving forward with a "Spotlight"-esque movie that documents Harvey Weinstein's downfall as the result of the New York Times' reporting".

The Hollywood Reporter states that the as-yet-untitled film will focus on Kantor and Twohey's struggle to get their scoop out to the public amidst a series of threats and intimidating tactics meant to keep the Weinstein story buried.

Brad Pitts Plan B and Annapurna Pictures have picked up the screen rights from the reporters and The New York Times to tell a behind-the-scenes account of one of the biggest sexual harassment scandals in Hollywoods history. Movies such as All the President's Men and Spotlight are the proofs of such passionate projects.

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

The stories, alongside reports from Ronan Farrow, left Weinstein's empire in shambles and started the #MeToo movement, which disgraced alleged sexual predators ranging from Kevin Spacey to James Toback.

These aren't typical feel-good movies that exist in some ideal movie world vacuum.

The thrust of the film isn't Weinstein or his scandal.