Amazon Studios Drops Weinstein Co. Drama Project

An Amazon Studios TV project produced by The Weinstein Co., from David O. Russell and starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, will not continue in light of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment imbroglio.

The project did not have a title and had not begun production. A statement from Russell, De Niro and Moore said the pricey series would not move forward elsewhere.

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“We support Amazon’s decision as, 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,” the three said in the joint statement.

Weinstein was fired last week and, over the weekend, was ousted from the Motion Pictures Academy of Arts and Sciences. Separately, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price was suspended indefinitely last week over a sexual harassment allegation.

Not much is known about the Russell project, a drama. Amazon reportedly had signed on for two seasons at $160 million.

Amazon is moving forward with another Weinstein Co. TV project, The Romanoffs, without the involvement of Harvey Weinstein. Matthew Weiner is behind that drama.

Weinstein was cofounder of The Weinstein Co., with his brother Bob, and had served as co-chairman.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.