Marielle Heller Sets Limited Series About Serial Sexual Harasser and His Female Employees

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Marielle Heller Sets Limited Series About Serial Sexual Harasser and His Female Employees
Celebrated writer/director Marielle Heller has lined up her first project since 2019’s Mr. Rogers biopic “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” According to a new report from Deadline, Heller will re-team with that film’s financier, Big Beach, for “Five Women,” a limited series centered on a serial sexual harasser and his effects on his female employees. Heller will direct the series, based on an episode of the NPR show “This American Life.”

The announcement of the new series arrives as the Harvey Weinstein trial deliberations are underway in New York City — and the #MeToo response that followed the outing of Weinstein as an alleged sexual predator in the fall of 2017 inspired the March 2018 episode of the podcast. “Five Women” tells the story of several disparate women connected by the boss who sexual harasses them in the workplace. The podcast and series look back and forth at who they
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