Amazon Studios cuts ties with Weinstein Co. following Harvey Weinstein sex scandal – Los Angeles Times

Amazon Studios on Friday severed ties with the Weinstein Co. in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal engulfing Harvey Weinstein’s struggling production company.

The move means a high-profile television project from Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (“American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook”) no longer will be made. Amazon had ordered two seasons of the untitled drama, which would have brought together on screen actors Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. The show’s budget was rumored to be a pricey $160 million for the two seasons.

The filmmakers on Friday announced the project was dead.

“We support Amazon’s decision in light of recent news and out of respect for all those affected we have decided together that it is best to not move forward with this show,” read a statement from Russell, De Niro and Moore.


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