Movie based on experiences of Harvey Weinstein's former assistant in production

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(WENN) -- A new movie based on the experiences of a former assistant to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein is in the works.

Brokeback Mountain producer James Schamus has signed on to co-produce the currently-untitled project, which is told from the perspective of a one-time Weinstein employee.

The secret script was penned by screenwriter Kitty Green and is being shopped to potential buyers at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off on Thursday.

An industry insider tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It's sort of Devil Wears Prada-esque - a young girl begins working for a monster boss."

The assistant who detailed the period of employment has not been identified, but sources suggest the story is actually based on a number of different people's accounts of life as an underling to the top filmmaker, who ran The Weinstein Company production firm before he was accused of multiple instances of sexual assault, harassment, and even rape last October in a series of exposes.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, but is facing criminal charges in New York, and is under investigation by police in Los Angeles and London.

According to the publication, the plot for the movie reportedly includes the assistant having to organize medical injections to treat erectile dysfunction, and also cleaning up his office after having sex with an unnamed actress.

Weinstein's estranged wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, is also a character in the film.

The project is the fourth known Weinstein-centred movie in development, although two of the others are documentaries.

The fourth will be based on Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's New York Times articles which sparked Weinstein's downfall, the rights to which were acquired by bosses at Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures earlier this year.

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