The day before the explosive New York Times report on the harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein came out, the formerly influential movie producer dared to joke that the rumor about him being an abusive monster was such a good story that he wanted to “buy the movie rights.” Of course, tons of women then came forward accusing him of being an abusive monster, and his Hollywood career collapsed so hard that even his legacy is quickly being erased—meaning that he won’t be buying the movie rights to anything any time soon. Now, the BBC has announced that it’s developing a feature-length documentary about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandal, and while it’s probably not a purposeful “fuck you” to his movie rights joke from October, it’s a solid “fuck you” nonetheless.
This comes from Deadline, which says the documentary will be directed by Ursula MacFarlane, who previously worked on Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris and Netflix’s Captive. Tentatively titled Weinstein, the film will reportedly “bring fresh insights and revelations” to Weinstein’s story, “as well as providing an account of one of the most far-reaching scandals in Hollywood’s history.” It will also feature interview with a number of women who have spoken out against Weinstein, as well as journalists, producers, directors, and other Hollywood-type people with thoughts on “the culture of fear and abuse that permeates Hollywood.” To that end, it will also go beyond Weinstein to cover how the seeds of this scandal were planted in the movie industry decades ago.
Deadline doesn’t say when Weinstein will premiere or if there are any plans in place to bring to the United States just yet.