Brian De Palma Planning Harvey Weinstein-Inspired Horror Film

Brian De Palma - H 2015
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Brian De Palma - H 2015

The pic will focus on a sexual predator in the film industry.

Writer/director Brian De Palma is planning a new horror movie about a sexual predator inspired by Harvey Weinstein.

In an interview with French publication Le Parisien, the director, whose horror and suspense credits include Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out, said he is currently writing a screenplay about the scandal for an unnamed 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,” he said.

De Palma most recently completed Domino, a thriller about a police officer seeking justice for his partner’s murder, which stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten and Guy Pearce and is awaiting distribution.

Further details about his new project were not immediately available.

Earlier this week, Weinstein was indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges by a Manhattan grand jury.