According to an exclusive report from Variety, Hulu has bought the US rights to the Harvey Weinstein documentary “Untouchable” in a seven figure deal.
The film, directed by Ursula Macfarlane, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Focusing on the sexual assault allegations made against the disgraced Holly producer, the film recounts the rise and fall of Weinstein’s career while highlighting stories from the accusers.
“We are thrilled that Untouchable has been acquired by Hulu, which is the perfect home in the U.S. for a film which should serve both as a cautionary tale for the younger generation and an enduring example of how seemingly unchecked power can be held to account when courageous people choose to speak out,” Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, co-founders of Lightbox and producers of Untouchable, said Sunday in a statement.
Weinstein was forced out of the company he founded after a series of accusations of sexual harassment and assault came to light in 2017. These claims sparked the #MeToo movement, giving victims of sexual assault a platform to share their stories. Weinstein has denied the claims made against him.
Untouchable is a co-production with the BBC, which will air the film on BBC Two following its theatrical release.
Media Finance Capital financed the film alongside the BBC. David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman, for MFC, and Simon Young and Tom McDonald for the BBC, are executive producers.
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