Annapurna and Plan B Entertainment (Brad Pitt's company) have partnered to give the original New York Times exposé on Harvey Weinstein (and how it was written and ran) the cinematic treatment. Read the New York Times exposé here.

This new film will reportedly be in the vein of Spotlight, which dealt with the Boston Globe's muckraking coverage of the Catholic Church's cover-up of sex abuse by clergy.  Read the 2002 exposé that became the subject of 2015's Spotlight here.

The Times' exposé won its authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey a Pulitzer earlier this month, and shook Hollywood to the core, with the ramifications from the fall of Weinstein and all the men who sins were brought to light after his, still very much being felt in the industry (something I have discussed quite often in interviews here). Kantor and Twohey are sharing the Pulitzer with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker, who also published a ground-breaking story on Weinstein (read it here).

The film will not revolve around the sordid Weinstein scandal, but will reportedly focus on an all-female team of journalists who persevered in the face of great odds (including multiple threats of law suits and intimidation) to get the story published. This procedural nature makes it like Spotlight or All the President' s Men (which revolved around The Washington Post breaking the Watergate Scandal which brought Richard Nixon down).

This film will be another entry in Annapurna (who did Zero Dark Thirty and Detroit) and Plan B's (who did 12 Years a Slave) catalog of films with explicit social reference.

Stay with The 405 for more on this as we hear it.