The Fox News movie about the downfall of Roger Ailes has a first-look teaser and will be titled “Bombshell.”
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in the film as Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Kayla Pospisil (a fictional news producer) respectively in the film directed by Jay Roach and written by “The Big Short” writer Charles Randolph.
The film will tell the story of the Fox News sexual harassment scandal from the point of view of the women who took on the toxic male culture of Fox News, which ultimately led to Ailes’ downfall.
Ailes resigned from Fox News in 2016 after Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit that resulted in multiple women coming forward with similar accusations. At the time, Ailes was considered the mastermind behind the success of Fox News and one of the most powerful men in both media and American politics.
“Bombshell,” which also stars Kate McKinnon, Stephen Root, Connie Britton and Allison Janney, with John Lithgow as Roger Ailes and Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch, opens in theaters from Lionsgate on Dec. 20, 2019.
Roach, Randolph, Beth Kono, Aaron L. Gilbert, A.J. Dix and Margaret Riley are producing. Theron is co-producing, while Jason Cloth and Ashley Levinson are executive-producing. Bron Studios is also producing and co-financing.
Take a look at the first teaser above, which features the three stars quietly and anxiously riding an elevator down to the second floor of the Fox News Channel as they’re about to drop their bombshell accusation.