Deadline is reporting that Ozark actress Julia Garner has signed on for the lead role in an upcoming drama about disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, which is being written and directed by Kitty Green (Casting JonBenet).
The as-yet-untitled film will see Garner portraying one of Weinstein’s personal assistants, charting a day in their life. It marks the first narrative feature from Green, who is said to have spent more than a year researching public records and documents relating to the sexual assault allegations made against the film mogul, as well as conducting scores of interviews.
“Kitty Green understands that the exercise of corporate bureaucratic power – so often structured against women and insidiously mobilized without fanfare against a vulnerable workforce – is its own kind of horror, and to understand fully Harvey Weinstein’s depredations requires knowing the setting that made them possible to continue for so long,” said producer James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain). “In doing so, Kitty is creating a cinematic experience like no other before it.”
Garner received a SAG Awards nomination Best Actress for her role in Ozark earlier this week, while her past credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene, Waco, The Americans and Maniac.