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Women in Film announced talent behind Universal Pictures’ upcoming “She Said” – actress Carey Mulligan, producer Dede Gardener, and the book’s original authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey – as their 2022 recipients for the “Forging Forward” WIF honors.

Announced Thursday, the “She Said” collaborators will join previously revealed recipients Quinta Brunson, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Katie Silberman and Olivia Wilde at the WIF honors, which will take place Oct. 27 at The Beverly Hilton hosted by actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

Journalists Kantor and Twohey won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2018 for breaking the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual abuse allegations in their explosive reporting with the New York Times.

Mulligan will play the role of Twohey in the upcoming “She Said” alongside Zoe Kazan, who will play Kantor. First breaking out in “An Education,” the twice Oscar-nominated Mulligan has starred in “Promising Young Woman” and “Spaceman,” and has been involved in initiatives like the Alzheimer’s Society, the Society’s Dementia Awareness Week and serves as an ambassador for War Child, an organization that aids children affected by conflict.

Producer Gardener is co-president of Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, and has produced films like Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” and Steve McQueen’s “12 Years to Slave.”

The event, which is centered around the theme “Forging Forward,” will also present Michaela Coel with the Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award and Lili Reinhart will receive the WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award. Viola Davis, Jane Fonda and Sheryl Lee Ralph will attend the event as presenters.

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The event is supported by year-round presenting sponsor Max Mara, as well as Visionary Partners ShivHans Pictures, Lexus and Major Partner STARZ. Carleen Cappelletti of Anchor Street Collective will design and produce the WIF honors.

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