Amazon is canceling a high-budget show from the director of the Silver Linings Playbook because of the Weinstein Case
Following a pair of reports detailing decades of sexual harassment and abuse by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, Amazon Studios has cut ties with the his studio and has canceled a high-profile television drama from David O. Russell, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The studio ordered two seasons of the Silver Linings Playbook director’s untitled project, which was set to star Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and Michael Shannon. Russell, De Niro, and Moore released a statement yesterday saying that they supported Amazon’s decision to cancel the show.
The move comes with a high cost: the project was reportedly budgeted at $160 million for both seasons. Weinstein was an executive producer on the project, which was reportedly a mafia crime series set in the 1990s.