Hollywood movie Carrie’s director Brian De Palma says he is writing the script for a horror film inspired by Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul who unleashed the #MeToo movement after scores of women accused him of rape or sexual assault.
The 77-year-old said he was in contact with a French producer to see if he could get the project off the ground, but did not elaborate on how soon he thought the movie might get made.
Unconfirmed media reports said that John Malkovich will take the lead role and the play could have its premiere in London.
De Palma’s revelations about his plans for the Weinstein film came as he launched his first novel in French in Paris.
He said the #MeToo movement was not just changing the pay and working conditions of women in Hollywood, but it could also fundamentally change what movies are about.
Weinstein was indicted this week in New York on rape and criminal sex act charges, furthering the first criminal case to arise from a raft of sexual misconduct allegations against the 66-year-old former producer.
He has consistently denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex and pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and a criminal sex act.
De Palma, also known for directing Scarface and The Untouchables, did not indicate when the script will be complete.
This isn’t the only movie about Weinstein in the works. BBC is producing a documentary about the Weinstein scandal, while Brad Pitt is producing a film about the New York Times’ Weinstein investigation, i.e., the reporting and investigation that led to the NYT exposé.