A report from Deadline says that Apple is walking away from a Weinstein Company-produced series on Elvis, in light of the recent harassment allegations surrounding co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has since been fired from The Weinstein Company.
According to Deadline, “the Elvis project was in very early stages.” The report says that the conversations were about a “biopic series, but there was an idea to grow that into an anthology franchise with Prince and Michael Jackson eyed as subjects in subsequent installments.”
Weinstein is well-known in Hollywood and also political circles. The producer of “Shakespeare in Love,” “Django Unchained,” and “Project Runway,” has been a long-time donor to Democratic Party candidates.
We have reached out to Apple and will update with a comment when one is provided.
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