Harvey Weinstein's new legal team are asking New York Supreme Court Justice James Burk for the trial to be delayed, Deadline reports.
Weinstein faces an early May court date on five felony charges, all sex-related crimes. Specifically, two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of first-degree rape, and one count of third-degree rape.
If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in jail under New York State law.
Weinstein's lawyers, Jose Baez, Ronald Sullivan, Duncan Lewin, and Pam Mackey, were brought on to the case a month ago. Weinstein fired his previous legal team for their failure to get the case dismissed.
It is not unusual for lawyers to request an extension after being hired late into a legal procedure, however, Weinstein's wishes of getting such a high-profile case tossed out are unrealistic.
Over 60 women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or sexual harassment, the public outcry was instrumental in the creation of the "#MeToo" movement.
Assistant District Attorney Joan Orbon-Illuzzi leads the prosecution, and she has the option to fight for the court to proceed at the agreed date, but is expected to willingly concede to a delay for a few weeks and give their opposition time to catch up before the trial.
Failure to do so might give Weinstein grounds for an appeal if found guilty.