Based on the explosive real story of the women who brought down the loathsome CEO and chairman of Fox News, Bombshell hits theaters this December and brings with it an absolutely stellar cast. The film stars Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron as (a dead ringer for) attorney-turned-journalist Megan Kelly, Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman as news anchor and journalist Gretchen Carlson, Academy Award® nominee Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil (a fictional Fox News associate producer), and Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow as Roger Ailes. This is the full trailer.
Bombshell, which offers a “revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time”, also stars Emmy® Award winner Kate McKinnon, Golden Globe® nominee Connie Britton, Emmy® Award winner Mark Duplass, Emmy® Award nominee Rob Delaney, Golden Globe® nominee Malcolm McDowell and Academy Award® winner Allison Janney.
During her time with Fox News, Gretchen Carlson hosted “The Real Story”, and co-hosted the number-one rated cable morning news show, “Fox and Friends”. Her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against Roger Ailes, the powerful cable network’s founder, chairman, and CEO, made Carlson “the face of workplace harassment survivors…”, as noted on her site. “In December 2017, she joined a bi-partisan coalition of legislators to introduce the ‘Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act,’ which voids forced arbitration agreements that prevent sexual harassment survivors from getting their day in court.”