Hollywood director Brian De Palma says he is writing a "horror film" script based on the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
De Palma, who directed the horror movie Carrie and the crime film Scarface in the 1970s and 80s, is "following it very closely", he told AFP news agency.
Mr Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape and other counts of sexual abuse after handing himself in to New York police last week.
His lawyer has said he denies the charges against him.
"I know a lot of the people involved," De Palma, 77, said in an interview with AFP in Paris, adding:"I've heard stories over the years."
He said that directors have to "get actors' confidence and their love" and that "to violate it on any level is just to me the worst thing you can do, just because of your gluttony or your lust".
Hollywood has been rocked by allegations against Mr Weinstein, with a large number of women coming forward to say they were sexually harassed or assaulted by the film mogul.
Last week, Mr Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct.The charges relate to incidents involving two women:one identified by her lawyer as the former actress Lucia Evans;the other unnamed.
These are the first criminal charges to be brought against Mr Weinstein, who denies non-consensual sex and is expected to plead not guilty.
'Horror film with a sexual aggressor'
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De Palma said that the script, which he has been discussing with a French producer, would aim to tackle such abuse in the industry "although my character will not be called Harvey Weinstein".
"But it is a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and the story will take place within the film industry," he told French newspaper Le Parisien.
De Palma also said that the #MeToo movement, the campaign against sexual harassment and abuse, could fundamentally change the subjects of movies and how they are produced.
"It will be interesting to see when women start controlling the aesthetic, what is going to happen," he said.
"It would be interesting to see if their gaze is so much different than ours.Because a lot of movies are about the male gaze, what the male sees."
Mr Weinstein could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted of rape or a criminal sex act, officials have said.
His arrest and charging was welcomed by his accusers, with the actress Rose McGowan hailing it as a "significant moment"....Image copyright Getty Images Image caption
The Times says Google is profiting from the sale of mobile phone apps used by abusive men to spy illegally on their partners.
It claims more than 3,000 "spy apps" are available on Google's Play Store - and the technology giant gets a cut of up to 30% from all purchases.
The software can provide access to GPS data, call logs and the phone's camera and microphone - and the Times says a charity has estimated it is used against at least 10,000 women in Britain each year.
Police have told the paper the apps are a "dream" for stalkers.
Images of TV presenter Christine Lampard are featured by several front pages, after she told police a stalker had made her afraid to leave the house alone.
The Sun says Christof King faces jail after he admitted one count of stalking.But the Daily Mirror says he has denied sending a series of threatening tweets to Mrs Lampard - including one which allegedly said he was planning the writing on her gravestone - meaning she may have to face him in court on Monday.
The leader column in the Daily Express criticises the tendency to treat stalking as a "trivial matter" - and argues perpetrators should be "punished severely."Image copyright PA Image caption
The inability of thousands of Visa customers to use their cards on Friday is highlighted by the Guardian, which says the "unprecedented crash" led the Bank of England to "immediately contact" the credit company, to find out when things would be back to normal.
The Daily Mail says Home Secretary Sajid Javid was among those to condemn the cosmetics chain Lush after it took part in the "Police Spies Out of Lives" campaign.
The paper is also unimpressed, describing the company's decision to display photos of police officers - under the words "Paid To Lie" - as a "bizarre stunt" and a "vile slur."
Ahead of the launch of a campaign next week aiming to secure a second EU referendum, the Sun devotes its entire editorial to a damning critique of both Remainers and the government's negotiating strategy.Image copyright PA Image caption
Arguing our exit is "in chaos", it asks who will stand up for the 17.4m Leavers who are "belittled and ignored by an arrogant elite - both here and abroad".
It falls to Prime Minister Theresa May to "drag us out of this swamp", it says, but if she cannot bring her party with her and lead us fully out - with no deal if necessary - then "she must make way for someone who can".
The front page of the Sun claims the actor Benedict Cumberbatch "fought off a gang of four muggers as they beat up a cyclist".
An Uber driver has told the paper the Sherlock star was a "superhero" - after he leapt out of his cab to defend the Deliveroo rider near the fictional home of the detective in Baker Street in London.
After the attackers ran off, the victim is said to have told Mr Cumberbatch he was OK, before they hugged each other.
The actor has denied being a hero - and is quoted as saying he did it because he "had to."Image caption
Supermarkets are to be banned from selling sweets and chocolate at the checkouts, according to the Daily Telegraph.
It claims to have seen a copy of the government's child obesity strategy, which outlines the policy, as well as plans to end two-for-one offers on junk food, and introduce a 21:00 BST watershed on advertising products high in sugar and salt.
The Telegraph says the proposals "could provoke a backlash from retailers" - but the Department of Health has told the paper it is "still in the process of working up an updated plan."...
- ^ more than 3,000 "spy apps" are available on Google's Play Store (www.thetimes.co.uk)
- ^ The Sun says Christof King faces jail (www.thesun.co.uk)
- ^ Daily Mirror says he has denied sending a series of threatening tweets (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ the "unprecedented crash" led the Bank of England to "immediately contact" the credit company (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ IT expert has told the Express the issue proves the "extremely flaky" banking system is a "disgraceful shambles". (www.express.co.uk)
- ^ Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning (pages.email.bbc.com)
- ^ Sajid Javid was among those to condemn the cosmetics chain Lush (www.dailymail.co.uk)
- ^ Benedict Cumberbatch "fought off a gang of four muggers as they beat up a cyclist". (www.thesun.co.uk)
- ^ Supermarkets are to be banned from selling sweets and chocolate at the checkouts (www.telegraph.co.uk)
Quick cycles on washing machines may not be as green or financially prudent as previously thought, Which?has said.
A study of 10 washing machines by the consumer watchdog found the average cost of a standard cycle to be 18p, while quick cycles cost around 9p.
But Which?says the poorer cleaning, rinsing and spinning of shorter washes mean people often need additional washes or use tumble dryers for longer.
Which?said using short cycles "might not" save either money or energy.
"As quick washes don't spin your clothes as thoroughly as a full wash, it will take longer for them to dry," the study said.
"If you use a tumble dryer to do this, it will consume more energy - which will cost you more."
The study gave quick washes two stars out of five for cleaning and rinsing, and three stars for spinning.
Normal washes got four stars for cleaning, three for rinsing, and five for spinning.
The report said:"Quick washes are only really suited to laundry that doesn't have any tough stains or lingering smells, such as a few shirts that you've worn to the office for only a day."
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In a survey of 1,199 washing machine owners, Which?found 55% of people used the quick wash "sometimes" or "often".
The organisation attributed that trend to standard wash times increasing.
In 2011, the average duration of a standard cycle was less than two-and-a-half hours - but in 2018 that time has increased to more than three hours.
Which?explained manufacturers were "decreasing the temperature to cut down on energy consumption, but increasing the duration of the wash to get the same cleaning results"....
- ^ Families 'struggle' without washing machines (www.bbc.co.uk)
- ^ Device could make washing machines lighter and greener (www.bbc.co.uk)
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