The Weinstein Company postpones release of Benedict Cumberbatch's The Current War

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Oct,16 2017 11:08 50 IST

Los Angeles: The Weinstein Company has pulled actor Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer The Current War from its planned November release date. It has been pushed to an undecided 2018 release in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Benedict Cumberbatch in a still from The Current War. YouTube

Benedict Cumberbatch in a still from The Current War. YouTube

The Current War, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, was originally scheduled to open in a limited number of theatres on 24 November.

The film's writer Michael Mitnik also dropped out of a panel that was scheduled for Thursday night at the New York Film Festival. Sources said Mitnick decided it would not be appropriate to promote The Current War due to the scandal surrounding The Weinstein Company founder Harvey Weinstein, reports variety.com.

Weinstein is at the center of a still-unfolding scandal in which eight women were stated in a New York Times report as having received settlements from Weinstein after leveling sexual harassment allegations at the producer.

On Tuesday, a second report from The New Yorker worsened the crisis, adding three claims of rape to the allegations.

Since then, close to three dozen women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have come forward with instances of inappropriate behaviour from Weinstein, who was fired from The Weinstein Company.

Published Date: Oct 16, 2017 11:08 AM | Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 11:08 AM