Netflix has already announced that the sixth season of House of Cards TV won’t be featuring the series’ villainous protagonist Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey who was recently accused of sexual harassment.
This development however has not been the only example of accusations of sexual misconduct effectively torpedoing the careers of movie stars and resulting in cancelled projects.
As a result Weinstein got fired from the very studio he once founded, the Weinstein Company (TWC), with his long-standing clients like Quentin Tarantino hurrying to sever relations with the disgraced producer.
The scandal also caused TWC to suspend the release of The Current War, a biographical historical film starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon that was originally set to be released in November 2017. The studio also intends to remove Harvey Weinstein’s name from the credits of all of its upcoming movies and series.
The fallout of the scandal however was not limited to TWC and affected the studio’s partners as well.
In October Amazon Studios president Roy Price had to resign after sexual harassment allegations brought forward by Isa Hackett, the producer of The Man in the High Castle series.
The studio also cut its ties with TWC, which resulted in the cancellation of a TV drama by David O. Russell that was expected to star Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.
The Weinstein scandal also led Apple to cancel its deal with the studio regarding a biopic series about Elvis Presley.
Warner Bros moved to sever its ties with film producer and director Brett Ratner who faces sexual harassment allegations from six women, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.
As a result, the filming of a biopic about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, which Ratner was expected to direct, got suspended.
Meanwhile, HBO decided not to film the mini-series about Donald Trump’s victory during the 2016 presidential election. The series were expected to be based on an as yet unpublished book by Mark Halperin, a political journalist who is now facing sexual harassment accusations levelled against him by five women.