'The Loudest Voice' trailer introduces Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson
Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes has figured the perfect formula to keep audiences hooked on to a show and he introduces it in the trailer of 'The Loudest Voice'. It has everything to do with showcasing the world, "the way it really is" and balancing it with the way the audience wants it to be. The show will concentrate on how the American population consumes news today.
For instance, Roger says "People don't want to be informed, they want to feel informed." This, in fact, drives the content some news organizations churn out today, especially TV in the age of a ratings war with competing channels. The show based on the book titled 'The Loudest Voice in the Room' by Gabriel Sherman is about how one man shaped the conversation that led to the rise of Donald Trump after making Fox News a force to be reckoned.
The show will concentrate on political news coverage and in the current political climate, there is definitely going to be some interesting takeaways from the show. Alluding to what we will see in the show, we see a scene in the trailer focus on one of those bumper stickers, which says "Obama-Biden".
This not only reminds us of the camaraderie the former president and vice president of the U.S. shared and the many memes we have seen flood our social media timelines featuring Biden but also indicates a certain conflict that the show will touch upon. The trailer also features what happens when the media is suppressed under political pressure.
When Seth McFarlene's character says, "Anyone outside Fox is the enemy. We do not talk about what we do," we understand how close to the truth the characters in the show will be. There is a passing mention of Rupert Murdoch when one of Ailes' friends on the show asks him if he was as formidable and smart as everyone made him out to be.
The role of the media mogul will be played by Simon McBurney. The show will also shed light on the allegations of sexual harassment Ailes faced, which was, in fact, the main reason his career at the Fox news came to an end and we see hints of the same in the trailer.
Actor Naomi Watts will play the role of Gretchen Carlson on the show and Annabelle Wallis plays the role of Laurie Luhn, who was one of the many women who accused Ailes of sexually harassing her. 'The Loudest Voice' will premiere on Showtime June 30.