It’s been almost two years since the #MeToo movement spread virally through social media. However, it has yet to really been given the dramatic narrative treatment. That is starting to change now. Over the past few months Showtime has been airing its miniseries The Loudest Voice, featuring Russell Crowe as former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who was dramatically brought down by sexual harassment allegations. Soon the story will play out on the big screen and for this big a story, you need a pretty impressive cast and Bombshell certainly delivers on that.
Its three leads include two Oscar winners and one multiple Oscar nominee, among its supporting cast is another Oscar winner and the director is an Emmy winner. If the story wasn’t enough to reel you in, that line-up certainly should. And we got our first look at the production in a teaser trailer released yesterday (August 21).
The trailer features leads Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie enduring an extremely tense and awkward elevator ride down to level 2 – Fox News Channel. Theron stars as former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, with Kidman as the veteran journalist Gretchen Carlson. Robbie plays a fictional associate producer at the network. Taking on the role of Ailes is John Lithgow.
The film from director Jay Roach (Recount, Game Change) is set to provide 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.” Check out the teaser below:
Also featured in the cast are Allison Janney, Alice Eve, Mark Duplass, Malcolm McDowell, Connie Britton and Kate McKinnon.
Bombshell is in theatres this December. It’s in Australian cinemas January 2020.
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