While Showtime’s recent “The Loudest Voice” limited series put the focus on Fox News chief Roger Ailes himself, the upcoming film “Bombshell” explores the Ailes sexual harassment and workplace harassment scandal from the other side of the equation.
The film is said to be a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time – Fox News – and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it and the toxic male culture he presided over there.
Charlize Theron stars as Megyn Kelly while Nicole Kidman is Gretchen Carlson, and the pair are joined by Margot Robbie who plays the made-up role of associate producer Kayla Pospisil who is invented for the movie but is said to be based on an amalgamation of several women in smaller roles at the network.
The film features John Lithgow as Ailes along with Allison Janney as Ailes attorney Susan Estrich, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Alice Eve, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Liv Hewson, Stephen Root, Rob Delaney along with Ben Lawson as Lachlan Murdoch, Josh Lawson as James Murdoch, Anne Ramsay as Greta Van Susteren, Elizabeth Rohm as Martha MacCallum, Ashley Greene as Abby Huntsman, Spencer Garrett as Sean Hannity, and Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch.
Jay Roach (“Austin Powers,” “Meet the Parents”), who has tackled political fare before with the likes of “Game Change” and “Recount,” helms the project which opens December 20th.