A slew of big name actress – including Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie – are joining forces in the upcoming biopic about the sexual harassment allegations that led to the downfall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes.
Theron will play former Fox anchor Megyn Kelly, with Kidman taking the role of former “Fox & Friends” co-host (and former Miss America) Gretchen Carlson, and Robbie portraying a fictional associate producer. John Lithgow plays the former embattled head of Fox News, who died just days after hitting his head during a fall at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, nearly a year after his resignation.
Kelly was a key figure in Ailes’ downfall, including several anecdotes about her former boss’s alleged behavior in her 2016 memoir, claiming he made inappropriate, sexually charged comments toward her, and tried to grab and kiss her. Ailes, who vehemently denied the claims, resigned from Fox News shortly afterwards.
Other cast members in Bombshell include Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Connie Britton and Alice Eve.
Here is our first look:
Bombshell is scheduled for U.S. releases on December 20th.