Brad Pitt to produce Harvey Weinstein film Celebrity News

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Brad Pitt to produce Harvey Weinstein film Celebrity News

He’s been a part of the entertainment industry for decades.

And Brad Pitt, 54, is embarking on another cinematic journey as his production company reportedly acquired the rights to a film centered around the New York Times’ investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Plan B Entertainment has teamed up once again with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for a behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the publication broke the story that accused the powerful Hollywood producer of a pattern of sexual misconduct. 

Action: Brad Pitt, 54, acquired the rights to a film about the New York Times' investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter; seen in January

Action: Brad Pitt, 54, acquired the rights to a film about the New York Times' investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter; seen in January

Action: Brad Pitt, 54, acquired the rights to a film about the New York Times’ investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter; seen in January

Pitt’s interest in creating the film may stem from a 1995 incident with Harvey after then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow admitted to enduring unwanted advances from the producer.

‘Brad threatened Harvey,’ a source told PEOPLE magazine. ‘He got right in his face, poked him in the chest and said, ‘You will not ever do this to Gwyneth ever again.”

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.’ 

In the past: Plan B Entertainment has teamed up once again with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures for a behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the publication broke the story that accused the powerful Hollywood producer of a pattern of sexual misconduct; seen in 2009

In the past: Plan B Entertainment has teamed up once again with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures for a behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the publication broke the story that accused the powerful Hollywood producer of a pattern of sexual misconduct; seen in 2009

In the past: Plan B Entertainment has teamed up once again with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for a behind-the-scenes dramatization on how the publication broke the story that accused the powerful Hollywood producer of a pattern of sexual misconduct; seen in 2009

Inspired? Pitt's interest in creating the film may stem from a 1995 incident with Harvey after then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow admitted to enduring unwanted advances from the producer; seen in 1999

Inspired? Pitt's interest in creating the film may stem from a 1995 incident with Harvey after then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow admitted to enduring unwanted advances from the producer; seen in 1999

Inspired? Pitt’s interest in creating the film may stem from a 1995 incident with Harvey after then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow admitted to enduring unwanted advances from the producer; seen in 1999

The film will follow how journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey came together and will be treated in a similar way to 2015 Oscar winner ‘Spotlight,’ about the Boston Globe’s reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, Annapurna spokeswoman Ashley Momtaheni said.

The story sparked the #MeToo movement exposing workplace harassment and won a Pulitzer Prize last week. 

The film is not expected to focus on Weinstein himself, Momtaheni added.

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

Difficult: The film will follow how journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey came together, Annapurna spokeswoman Ashley Momtaheni said; seen in 2002

Difficult: The film will follow how journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey came together, Annapurna spokeswoman Ashley Momtaheni said; seen in 2002

Difficult: The film will follow how journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey came together, Annapurna spokeswoman Ashley Momtaheni said; seen in 2002

The two reporters were honored last week with a Pulitzer Prize, the highest honor in American journalism, along with Ronan Farrow who reported on Weinstein for the New Yorker magazine.

More than 70 women have accused Weinstein, once one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, of sexual misconduct, including rape. Weinstein has denied having nonconsensual sex with anyone.

A representative for Weinstein did not have immediate comment on the deal.

Annapurna has partnered in the past on films with The Weinstein Company, Weinstein’s former production company which is currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Plan B is best known for producing three Oscar best picture winners, 2006’s The Departed, 2013’s 12 Years a Slave and 2016’s Moonlight. 

Love: Brad and Gwyneth dated between 1994-1997 and were reportedly engaged at one point; seen in 1997

Love: Brad and Gwyneth dated between 1994-1997 and were reportedly engaged at one point; seen in 1997

Love: Brad and Gwyneth dated between 1994-1997 and were reportedly engaged at one point; seen in 1997

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