Universal Pictures has today released a brand new featurette in anticipation of the release of Emmy winner Maria Schrader‘s (I’m Your Man, “Unorthodox”) She Said, based on the New York Times investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and Kantor and Twohey’s New York Times bestseller, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.” The new video features unseen interview footage with the cast and crew revealing how they jumped at the chance to tell a part of history that hasn’t been told until now.
From the Academy Award® winning producers of 12 Years a Slave, Moonlight, Minari, Selma and The Big Short and the Oscar®-nominated producer of Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle, Schrader directs from a screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Ida, Colette, Disobedience). Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation – a story that shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever.
A testament to the power of investigative journalism, She Said details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop a serial predator in his tracks. Together, their commitment and fortitude sparked a national conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fueled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.
The film costars Oscar® nominee Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island, Pieces of April), Emmy winner Andre Braugher (“Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Thief”) and Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, Pride and Prejudice), with Academy Award® nominee Samantha Morton (Minority Report, In America).
The film is produced by Academy Award® winners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment and is executive produced by Oscar® winner Brad Pitt and Lila Yacoub and by Oscar® nominee Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle for Annapurna Pictures. Universal Pictures presents an Annapurna & Plan B production.
She Said releases in cinemas this 25 November.