BBC to air feature-length documentary on the fall of Harvey Weinstein

"Weinstein" is the first film to focus on the shamed producer.

The BBC has announced that they are developing a feature-length documentary on the fall of Harvey Weinstein.

The film, which has been given the working title ‘Weinstein’, will focus on the slew of sexual assault allegations that have been faced by the Hollywood mogul in recent months.

It is also expected to feature interviews with some of Weinstein’s leading accusers – including Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Salma Hayek, and Paz de la Huerta.

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Their accounts will be supported by those of ether journalists, producers, directors, actors and agents who “have previously been unable or unwilling to talk publicly about Weinstein and the culture of fear and abuse that permeates Hollywood”, according to the BBC.

Behind the camera for the project is Ursula MacFarlane, who has previously directed projects including The Real Yoko Ono.

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Patrick Holland, the controller of BBC Two, said: “The breaking of silence over Harvey Weinstein is a watershed moment for the creative industries and for wider society. Ursula is a brilliant filmmaker and is perfectly placed to make the definitive documentary, piecing together the story of just how he abused his power and position.”

Weinstein’s fall from grace has widely been viewed as the catalyst for a slew of sexual assault allegations faced by high-profile Hollywood figures in recent months.

Last week, Peter Jackson revealed how Weinstein pressured him to blacklist actors Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino after they fell victim to an alleged “smear campaign” by the Hollywood mogul.

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“I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs,” Jackson admitted.

 

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