Theron is joined by an all-star cast: Kidman plays Gretchen Carlson; Margot Robbie plays Kayla Pospisil, a composite character made up for the film; John Lithgow plays Ailes; Connie Britton is Ailes' wife, Beth; and Alison Janney plays Susan Estrich, Ailes' legal counsel. Lionsgate has revealed the first teaser trailer for the film Bombshell, which is the official title of the new project from Oscar-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph (of The Interpreter, Love & Other Drugs, The Big Short).
Lithgow has stressed that the film is about the women who stood up against Ailes rather than Ailes himself.
Want to be notified of all the latest movie trailers? My suspicion is that many folks are simply exhausted of hearing about the horrors of the real world, and don't need them bleeding into their TV and movies - one of the last real refuges we have from all this bullshit. I love the tremble of Margot Robbie's hand as she goes to push the elevator button-tells us everything we need to know about what she's walking into on the second floor. "She was in a complicated place and as a human being, I have empathy for that". Not Kelly, herself, playing her own role.
I did have a moment, though, where I thought this movie was about the Weinstein exposé. One of the accusations came from Carlson, who filed a lawsuit against Ailes that year.
That changes in "Bombshell", the new Lionsgate movie about the women who ultimately take down Ailes in the sexual harassment scandal that rocked the network in 2016. I can not WAIT for this.