https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... ie-1131337Margot Robbie is in talks to join Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman in the project that centers on the women who took on the toxic male culture of the news network and chief Roger Ailes.
Theron will take on the role of former host Megyn Kelly, while Kidman will portray Gretchen Carlson. Robbie will play an associate producer at the news network.
The studio, which is already making a Dick Cheney biopic with helmer Adam McKay, is financing and producing the project that was written by The Big Short scribe Charles Randolph and will be directed by Jay Roach.
Theron will produce the feature along with Beth Kono and AJ Dix via their Denver & Delilah banner. Roach, Randolph and Margaret Riley are also producing.
Ailes ran Fox News and helped launch the careers of Kelly, Carlson and Sean Hannity with his powerful channel. He also was a prominent figure in Republican circles that helped elect presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Ailes was forced to resign in 2016 when a host of accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced, with Carlson's and Kelly’s the most high-profile, and which contributed to his exit from the network.
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John Lithgow to Play Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie
John Lithgow will play the late disgraced media mogul in the upcoming feature that centers on the women who took on the famed toxic male culture of the news network. He joins Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, who will play Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and an associate producer, respectively.
The still-untitled project is described as an ensemble pic, with other likely characters to include former anchor Greta Van Susteren, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and fired host Bill O'Reilly.