'Bombshell' trailer sees Charlize Theron's Megyn Kelly struggle to choose sides as Nicole Kidman's Gretchen Carlson gets ready for war
A new trailer of 'Bombshell' for the international audiences was released recently, in which we see Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman take centerstage as allegations against Roger Ailes and Fox Network comes to the fore.
The international trailer for Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie starrer 'Bombshell' was released recently and it portrays Theron as Megyn Kelly struggling to find the right side while Kidman as Gretchen Carlson gets ready to fight a war. The new trailer adds a bit more context to Megyn's stand in the conversation about Carlson's allegations against former Fox's chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. In the trailer, Megyn says, "For a network to stay on 24 hours a day, you need something to hold an audience." As this dialogue plays in the background, we see women try out different shoes despite having blisters and see them try out different outfits to find the most flattering ones.
Then we see Roger Ailes played by John Lithgow comment on an employee who passes by. He says, "You need a shorter dress." Then we see Megyn again, who says, "There is a reason for clear desks." In the background we see a host seated in her spot wearing a short dress. This sets the tone to indicate what the work culture at Fox was like. None of it is direct and all of it is implied and it is left to the audience's imagination to assume the worst.
Then we see Carlson speaking to a man and a woman -- who we can assume are her lawyers -- about how her co-hosts treated her on-air and off-air. The sexist remarks that were passed off-air she says is much worse than the comments that were made on-air which includes one of her co-hosts calling her a "skirt". The big question is "Will other women come forward?" Then we see people at Fox react to Carlson's allegations about the network and Roger himself. Everyone is shocked that Carlson would do something such as this and Roger says, "This could kill my network." We see people scrambling to spin the story in favor of Roger and the network. They are looking for everybody to be on team Roger.
Then we see Carlson sitting in front of paperwork and she asks one of her lawyers, "Have any of the other women spoken up? Any of my colleagues?" And then the trailer cuts to Megyn who says, "You do understand that I have to be above this right?" To which she is told, "Your silence is being noticed." At some point, Megyn decides to take a side, and we see people outside her house who are protesting with pictures of her that have the word "Traitor" written over her face.
The film is based on real-life events so the outcome may not be surprising, but so far, the trailers and teasers that were released have managed to create this tension around the film that has left us curious about how the entire ordeal will shape up.