'Bombshell' Trailer Details Fox News Roger Ailes Scandal

The Movie Stars Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie.

August 21, 2019

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Fox News and the Roger Ailes scandal are coming to a silver screen near you. The cinematic take on the real-life downfall of Ailes stars Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Margot Robbie as a fictional character - a Fox News associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.

The first trailer for the film, released today, features all three women as they ride in an elevator. Tension is communicated between the women by pregnant silence and plenty of side-eye. John Lithgow who plays Ailes is not revealed, but we do get an eyeful of the Fox Newsroom lobby as the women head their separate ways. 

Charlize Theron is a very convincing Megyn Kelly. 

The Fox News scandal involving Roger Ailes broke in 2016 when Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Similar allegations from more than 20 other women followed, including accusations by Megyn Kelly which she detailed in her memoir Settle for More.

The movie is directed by Alexandra Dean and hits theaters this December.