The BBC is making a feature-length Harvey Weinstein documentary

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The day earlier than the explosive New York Occasions report on the harassment allegations towards Harvey Weinstein got here out, the previously influential film producer dared to joke that the rumor about him being an abusive monster was such a superb story that he wished to “purchase the film rights.” After all, tons of girls then got here ahead accusing him of being an abusive monster, and his Hollywood profession collapsed so exhausting that even his legacy is rapidly being erased—which means that he received’t be shopping for the film rights to something any time quickly. Now, the BBC has introduced that it’s creating a feature-length documentary about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandal, and whereas it’s in all probability not a purposeful “fuck you” to his film rights joke from October, it’s a stable “fuck you” nonetheless.

This comes from Deadline, which says the documentary can be directed by Ursula MacFarlane, who beforehand labored on Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris and Netflix’s Captive. Tentatively titled Weinstein, the movie will reportedly “convey recent insights and revelations” to Weinstein’s story, “in addition to offering an account of one of the far-reaching scandals in Hollywood’s historical past.” It can additionally function interview with a variety of ladies who’ve spoken out towards Weinstein, in addition to journalists, producers, administrators, and different Hollywood-type folks with ideas on “the tradition of concern and abuse that permeates Hollywood.” To that finish, it would additionally transcend Weinstein to cowl how the seeds of this scandal have been planted within the film business a long time in the past.

Deadline doesn’t say when Weinstein will premiere or if there are any plans in place to convey to the US simply but.

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