Universal debuted its first look at “She Said,” a drama about the investigative reporters at the New York Times who helped break the Harvey Weinstein story that propelled the #MeToo movement.
The film’s stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, who play reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor respectively, were on hand to introduce the trailer, and they talked up the importance of the behind the scenes story and the book by Twohey and Kantor, on which the film is based.
The trailer shows Twohey and Kantor starting small in trying to peel back the layer on harassment, only to go deeper down the rabbit hole and finding people unwilling to say anything on the record as it turned to accusations about Weinstein.
One woman even tells the two, “people tried to publish this story before,” and the trailer shows the barriers they face in being able to convince their editor (played by Patricia Clarkson) that they had enough to get the story on the page. The trailer closes with a shot of what looks like Weinstein from behind as he walks into an office space.
“The only way these women are going to go on the record,” Kantor says in the trailer, “Is if they all jump together,” Twohey responds.
Maria Schrader (“Unorthodox”) directs “She Said” from a screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The Universal film opens in theaters on November 18.