A brand new documentary concerning the explosive sexual assault allegations towards Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh will debut on the 2023 Sundance Movie Pageant. Veteran characteristic director Doug Liman is directing, marking his documentary debut.
“It’s a movie that focuses on the allegations towards Brett Kavanaugh and the investigation that ensured,” stated Sundance director of programing Kim Yutani.
Amy Herdy is producing the challenge, with Story Syndicate’s Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan as govt producers. A lower was ready solely for Sundance and the challenge continues to be in search of distribution. CAA is dealing with the sale.
Justice Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court docket by former President Donald Trump in 2018. Within the subsequent months of his vetting course of, a number of girls got here ahead and accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, together with Christine Blassey Ford.
Ford would come to ship a memorable and harrowing testimony concerning the alleged assault earlier than a senate judiciary committee, an occasion that may additionally present unforgettable photos of a livid and blistering Kavanaugh defending his innocence. The senate voted 50–48 to verify him later in 2018. In 2019, the New York Occasions launched an investigative report which furthered accounts from one other Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez. Whereas she didn’t testify earlier than the judiciary committee, she beforehand said that Kavanugh assaulted her when each have been undergrads at Yale.
“It shouldn’t be this tough to have an open and trustworthy dialog about whether or not or not a Justice on the Supreme Court docket assaulted quite a few girls as a younger man,” Liman stated in an announcement. “Because of this implausible investigative workforce and the courageous souls who trusted us with their tales, ‘Justice’ picks up the place the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh fell woefully quick. The movie examines our judicial course of and the establishments behind it, highlighting bureaucratic missteps and political powergrabs that proceed to have an outsized affect on our nation in the present day. Sundance gave me and numerous different impartial filmmakers our huge breaks, so it’s particularly significant for me to return with my first documentary.”
Liman introduced final spring that he would discover one other nonfiction matter, touring to Ukraine to doc the nation’s ongoing conflict with Russia. His narrative credit embrace “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “American Made,” “Fringe of Tomorrow,” “The Bourne Identification” and “Swingers.”