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Roger Ailes movie cast: Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson

August 1, 2018

Roger Ailes movie cast: Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A movie in the works about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes will star Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson.

The news comes from Variety, which reports the film will be about the sexual harassment scandal that ended the Ailes’ career at Fox News in 2016. Margot Robbie (“I Tonya”) is in talks to play a Fox News producer, according to Deadline.

No word yet who will play Ailes, who died in 2017. Characters based on TV hosts Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are expected to be in the film as well, the Hollywood Reporter notes.

Jay Roach (“Austin Powers”) is on board to direct a script by Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”).

The movie will tell the story of the ensemble of women who took on the toxic male culture of Fox News and helped depose its chief architect, the film’s logline reads.

Kelly and Carlson both accused Ailes of sexual harassment during their time at Fox News. Kelly is now working at NBC. Carlson, who got her start in Cleveland at WOIO Channel 19, currently heads the Miss America organization.

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