Charlize Theron cast as Megyn Kelly in upcoming movie on Roger Ailes
The film is going to be an ensemble revolving around Roger Ailes, ex-Fox News CEO, who was ousted in 2016 after being charged with several cases of sexual harassment.
There's going to be a movie on disgraced Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, and the stunning Charlize Theron is going to play the role of Megan Kelly on it. As per latest reports, Annapurna Pictures are going ahead with the project, which is being directed by Jay Roach and with Oscar-winning screenwriter Charles Rudolph writing the screenplay.
Theron, who has delivered spectacular performances over the years, like Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003) and Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), is now gearing up to play Megyn Kelly.
Kelly was a former lawyer, was a legal contributor at the Fox News, and later went on to become the host of the popular show, The Kelly File. She was also one of the accusers who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against ex-Fox chairman, the late Roger Ailes.
Kelly left the network to join NBC post that. Another former Fox News anchor, Gretchen Carlson, also claimed that she had been sexually harassed by Ailes, post which he had been ousted as the Fox News Chairman in 2016. Ailes denied her allegations, but she's going to be featured in the upcoming film.
The film is going to be an ensemble revolving around Ailes and also going to focus on other major characters involved during his tenure, including Carlson, former anchor Greta Van Susteren, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and Bill O'Reilly - another person to get ousted two years ago after allegations of sexual harassment were reported against him.
As for the movie, director Jay Roach has also been associated with political dramas for a while. Back in 2012, he helmed HBO's drama Game Change that tracked the 2008 presidential election. It starred Julianne Moore in the role of Sarah Palin. Roach is also going to direct the TV adaptation of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.