She Said Featurette Explains Why The Movie Is About More Than #MeToo

Universal has unveiled a new featurette detailing the making of and background to its new film She saysbased on the book of the same name by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. movie stars Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan as the two investigate reporters working for the New York Times, who published one of the most important stories in modern history.

The newspaper’s investigation was conducted by Twohey, Kantor and Rebecca Corbettwhile the former two co-wrote the New York Times bestselling non-fiction expose She said: Breaking down the sexual harassment story that helped spark a movement. The featurette includes interviews with stars Mulligan and Kazan, as well as real-life Kantor and Twohey.


“This story isn’t about the #MeToo movement and it’s not about what happened after, it’s about how the story was built,” Kazan said in the featurette, while Mulligan offers the following point of view: “It’s interesting to tell a part of the story that hasn’t been told, and it was a wonderful way to honor what they did.” Mulligan is twice nominated for an Oscar for her performances in Promising young woman and An educationwhile Kazan is Emmy nominated and has appeared in projects like The Plot Against America and The Great Sick.

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The film stars the Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island, Pieces of April), Emmy winner André Braugher (Homicide: life on the street, thief), Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, Pride and Prejudice), with Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (Minority report, in America) and Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd (Double jeopardy, bug) who appears in the film as herself. She says is directed by the Emmy winner Maria Schrader (I’m your man, unorthodox) from a screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film Ida. The film is produced by Oscar winners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment and is produced by brad pitt and Lila Yacouband Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle for Annapurna Pictures.

Through a high-pressure, high-stakes investigation, combined with courage and bravery, the two women were able to complete the story that raised awareness for the #MeToo movement, and in doing so, put in the light of the public the years of sexual criminality imposed on women by the former movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein. As a result of their work, many other women have come forward to speak openly about the sexual assault they had suffered over the years, in silence, trying to maintain their careers. Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence, for felony sex crimes, and continues to appear in court for countless other crimes.

She says opens in theaters on November 18and the featurette is available in full below: