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A Harvey Weinstein horror film in the works, Brian De Palma is the director

Brian De Palma is currently writing a film based on disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

hollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2018 14:52 IST
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Many women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Filmmaker Brian De Palma became a horror movie icon when he helmed the 1976 film Carrie, and now more than 40 years later, he is returning to the genre to create a Harvey Weinstein horror film.

De Palma, 77, said the sexual abuse and harassment allegations against Weinstein will be the premise of his latest work, reported Variety.

“I’m writing a film about this scandal, a project I’m talking about with a French producer. My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein, but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry,” De Palma told French publication Le Parisien.

De Palma, also known for directing Scarface, Dressed to Kill, The Untouchables and Blow Out, did not elaborate on how soon the script would be completed.

His next release will be the crime thriller Domino, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, and Guy Pearce. The director is not the only one in Hollywood working on an adaptation of the Weinstein story, as playwright David Mamet said earlier this year that he wrote a play about the disgraced movie mogul.

More than 80 women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 14:50 IST