Harvey Weinstein downfall documentary already being produced by BBC
Bryan Llenas reports as British police say they are investigating the new allegations against the Hollywood producer.
The BBC is already set to produce a feature-length documentary that it hopes will be the definitive story about the rise and fall of now-disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein.
In October, the head of The Weinstein Company started an unprecedented conversation in showbusiness that’s led to several people in power being called out and removed from their positions over sexual misconduct. While Weinstein is at the head of the pack, with nearly 80 accusations against him including rape, sexual assault and intimidation, he set the same tone that's taken big names like Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K. and more to task.
Currently, police in London, New York and Los Angeles have ongoing investigations into accusations against Weinstein. For his part, he vehemently denies any and all claims that he had non consensual sex with anyone, despite actresses Rose McGowan, Paz de la Huerta and Asia Argento being very vocal about their stories.
According to Deadline, the 90-minute documentary, which currently has the working title “Weinstein,” will debut on BBC Two. Simon and Jonathan Chinn’s Lightbox is reportedly making it and Ursula MacFarlane, whose credits include “Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris” and “Netflix’s “Captive,” will direct.
“Through telling the story of Weinstein’s extraordinary rise and fall, this film will really get to the heart of the big questions that lie at the centre of the scandal,” Simon and Jonathan Chinn said in a statement to the outlet. “How did Weinstein get away with his behaviour for so long, what does his story reveal about how powerful men have operated in Hollywood and beyond and will this be a watershed moment in terms of the way women are treated in the workplace?”
While the documentary is in the early stages of production, and the case in question is still ongoing, there’s no word yet on when the documentary will debut.