Movie poster for 2022 drama She Said
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The 2022 biography She Said was filmed in New York City, the hub of the matter.

The drama serves as a launching pad for the #MeToo movement, following the lives of two New York Times reporters, Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor.

It was a matter of life and demise as they uncovered one of the most compelling stories of our generation. The outcry from California spilled into other notable entertainment industries as women from everywhere came forward with their attack.

All they needed was a platform, as the sensational articles were enough to bring a new wave of peace, shattering the generations of violence and assault in Hollywood. 

The Universal Pictures Production director Maria Schrader used the screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz to give a more inside look into what goes into gearing up against the wealthy elites who rule the industry as they annihilate everyone coming their way.

Indeed, they got inspired by the books of the same name and stated the release date in the United States as November 18.

Where Was She Said Filmed?

According to IMDb, the primary location for the long-awaited film She Said was in New York City. 

Meanwhile, some eagle-eyed viewers cite notable areas like Bryant park and The New York Times Building, where some scenes got shot.

After the filming rights got purchased by Annapurna Pictures and Plan B Entertainment, an adaption was made aware to the public.

Two years later, Universal had taken the reign with Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan in negotiations to play the leading roles. 

But the next month, cinematographer Natasha Braier was at the location in New York, as she got joined by another member of the cast. 

Later, Emmy winner Maria Schrader joined as a director and worked on the Oscar-winning screenplay writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

The brilliant cast, crew, and journalists behind Maria Schrader’s SHE SAID during the World Premiere at NYFF60
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What Was The Basis For She Said?

There were whispers of the Hollywood elites abusing their powers to gain bodily favors in exchange for roles.

In October 2017, two brave journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey compiled significant manuscripts against producer Harvey Weinstein and submitted a manuscript about his misgiving dating three decades back. 

No woman was safe as actresses, female production assistants, and temps came forwards by putting their careers on the line. 

The catalyst ignited the flames of the Me Too movement resulting in Weinstein getting sent behind bars for 23 years.

After two years, the ladies wrote their literature research and named it She Said, the basis for its 2022 movie. 

Meet The Cast Of She Said

The journalist story for She Said calls for the best of the bunch, as the star-studded cast gets listed below.

Their convincing performances were enough to grant Oscar buzz, as the critics could not find any bad things to say. 

Carey Mulligan plays Megan Twohey

Carey Mulligan at the She Said Premiere during the 60th Annual New York Film Festival on October 13th 2022
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37-year-old Carey Mulligan is an English actress known for her repertoire of complex female characters and subsequently got cast as Megan Twohey, the protagonist. 

Her time in the industry has been fruitful after winning British Academy Film Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award with two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards nominations under her name.

She has been known for her compelling effort since her debut plays Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre, entering the silver screen through the 2005 rendition of Pride & Prejudice.

Zoe Kazan as Jodi Kantor

Zoe Kazan at the SHE SAID worldwide premiere during the 60th Annual New York Film Festival on October 13th 2022
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American actress Zoe Swicord Kazan plays Jodi Kantor as she became notable since her acting debut in the film Sword swallowers and Thin Men in 2003. Her career truly flourished when she received her first Emmy nominations for the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge and as Emily Gardner in the film The Big Sick.

Her reach proceeds just the silver screen as she appeared in several Broadway productions and remained married to her husband, Paul Dano, since 2007. 

Mike Houston As Harvey Weinstein

Mike Houston on Princeton Tonight Season 2 episode2
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American actor Mike Houston, born and raised in Colorado, plays Harvey Weinstein. His trajectory was different as he graduated with a Bachelor's in Art in Political Science from the University of Colorado.

Two years later, he passed out from Sanford Meisner's Intensive Acting Program in NYC and founded The Collective.

Samantha Morton as Zelda Perkins

Samantha Morton starred in I Am Kirsty last year
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Samantha Morton, who plays Zelda Perkins, is originally from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, as she is 45 years old. Her credentials have diverged from just acting as she is a well-known director in the English scene. 

Her list of accolades is just as impressive as she has won a Golden Globe Award, a British Independent Film Award, and a British Academy Television Award while getting nominations for many other. 

She was an ITV darling before transitioning into movies by lead roles in the dramas Emma and Jane Eyre. That was only the beginning, as she is a prominent force on the independent side, starring in Morvern Callar, In America, and Minority Report in her early career. 

Andre Braugher as Dean Baquet

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star André Braugher joins ‘The Good Fight’ Season 6
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Father of three, Andre Braugher, embodies Dean Baquet on She Said. The 60-year-old Chicago native gets best known for his roles as Detective Frank Pembleton in the police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street.

The prime-time Emmy Awards winner has played supporting roles in Primal Fear, City of Angels, Poseidon, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and The Mist, to name a few.

Jennifer Ehle as Laura Madden

Jennifer Ehle at a 2011 Red Carpet
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Jennifer Ehle, the wife to writer Michael Ryan, got cast as Laura Madden. The celebrated actress is a BAFTA victor and daughter to English actress Rosemary Harris and American author John Ehle. 

Her entrance into the industry got set before she even stepped foot in the world, as she started working as a child.

Through the years, she has been best known for her live performances on Broadway, winning Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play for The Real Thing and The Coast of Utopia.

Additional Cast For She Said

  • Patricia Clarkson as Rebecca Corbett 
  • Angela Yeoh as Rowena Chiu 
  • Maren Heary as Nell 
  • Sean Cullen as Lance Maerov 
  • Anastasia Barzee as Lisa Bloom 
  • Keilly McQuail as Rose McGowan(voice)
  • Hilary Greer as Mrs. Schmidt
  • Tina WongLu as Cashier 
  • Nancy Ellen Shore plays a New York Times Investigative Journalist 
  • Wesley Holloway as Hywel 
  • Stephen Dexter as Republican Aide 
  • Emma O'Connor as Rachel Crooks 
  • Katie Nisa as a Nurse

Where To Watch The Universal Picture Production She Said?

For now, the Universal Picture Production She Said is an exclusive for the theater after its release in the United States on November 18.

The project has created a buzz since its premiere on September 26 at the New York Film Festival.

Indeed, the makers are still contemplating giving away its streaming right to the highest bidder, but Roku TV teased its arrival.

The software is available in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Canada, as there are no monthly fees for watching free channels. One can easily buy the software and enjoy the unlimited shows and channels that come with it.