The fall of Harvey Weinstein after a flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations will be the subject of a feature-length documentary commissioned by the BBC.

Deadline reports that the film, which has been given the working title Weinstein, will be directed by Ursula MacFarlane – known for Netflix documentary series Captive and Charlie Hebdo: Three Days That Shook Paris.

Weinstein will feature interviews with a number of the women who have accused the Oscar-winner unwanted sexual advances, including Rose McGowan, Paz de la Huerta and Asia Argento, who all accused him of rape.

Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd are also among the people who will be interviewed.

The project will also feature interviews with Hollywood producers, directors and agents, as well as lawyers and journalists.

Deadline also reports the doc will contain "others who have previously been unable to unwilling to talk publicly about Weinstein".

Weinstein has been accused by more than 80 women of incidents over a period of around 30 years. The 65-year-old apologised for behaviour that "caused a lot of pain", but has denied any accusations of rape.

He has since been expelled from numerous Hollywood institutions, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who run the Oscars, and briefly entered rehab for "sex addiction".

The initial allegations were reported by The New York Times and New Yorker, leading to many more being made public, and many more being levelled at other industry figures, including Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Louis CK.

MacFarlane's film, from production company Lightbox, will use the Weinstein scandal to talk about the wider culture of abuse and fear in Hollywood dating all the way back to the emergence of the studio system in the 1930s.

Lightbox co-founders Simon and Jonathan Chinn said in a statement: "Through telling the story of Weinstein's extraordinary rise and fall, this film will really get to the heart of the big questions that lie at the centre of the scandal: how did Weinstein get away with his behaviour for so long, what does his story reveal about how powerful men have operated in Hollywood and beyond and will this be a watershed moment in terms of the way women are treated in the workplace?"

The BBC's head of natural history and specialist factual commissioning Tom McDonald added: "This film promises to be the definitive take on the Weinstein scandal. As well as revealing the inside story of the past few months in minute detail, it will also look to the past to tell the story of abuses of power within Hollywood since its very origins and chart the rise of Harvey Weinstein himself over many decades.

"This is a film which will ask difficult and challenging questions about complicity, the price of silence and the corrosive effects of power and I'm certain that Lightbox will bring their signature approach to this important subject."

The documentary will air on BBC Two next year.