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Hulu Takes U.S. Rights to Lightbox’s Weinstein Doc


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Hulu has picked up the U.S. rights to Untouchable, Lightbox’s documentary feature about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The doc charts Weinstein’s rise in the film industry and his subsequent fall amidst a barrage of allegations of abuse, sexual harassment, rape and corruption that fueled the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Untouchable, which premiered at Sundance 2019, is directed by multiple BAFTA nominee Ursula McFarlane and produced by two-time Academy Award winner Simon Chinn and his Emmy Award-winning co-founder of Lightbox, Jonathan Chinn, together with Poppy Dixon.

Embankment will handle Untouchable’s theatrical rollout in international markets prior to its premiere on Hulu. The documentary is a co-production with the BBC, which will air the film on BBC Two following the theatrical release.

Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn said: “We are thrilled that Untouchable has been acquired by Hulu, which is the perfect home in the U.S. for a film that 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.”








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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