‘The Loudest Voice’: Russell Crowe Completely Transforms Into Roger Ailes in First Episodic Image (Photo)

Showtime series about the former Fox News chairman will air this summer

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Russell Crowe looks nothing like Russell Crowe, but everything like Roger Ailes, in a new photo Showtime released in connection with its upcoming limited series on the former Fox News chairman.

The series, based on former New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” is officially titled “The Loudest Voice.” Look at the first episodic photo of Crowe-as-Ailes below:

Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice
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The eagerly awaited limited series about the former Fox News chairman will debut this summer.

The miniseries will detail Ailes’ rise to power and how he built Fox News into a cable news behemoth, as well as address the sexual harassment accusations and monetary settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Ailes’ tenure at the network ended in July 2016 in disgrace following a lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson, who accused Ailes of sexual harassment. More women followed Carlson with similar accusations against Ailes. He died in May 2017 at the age of 77.

Naomi Watts will play Carlson, while Simon McBurney will play legendary media titan Rupert Murdoch. Seth MacFarlane, a frequent critic of Fox News, will play Brian Lewis, the network’s former public relations chief for over 17 years, and Ailes’ closest confidante and supporter. Sienna Miller will play Aisles’ wife, Beth.