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WATCH: Teaser for Fox News Scandal Film ‘Bombshell,’ Starring Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, & Charlize Theron


Lionsgate has released the first teaser trailer for Fox News scandal film “Bombshell,” directed by Jay Roach (“Meet the Parents,” All the Way,” “Trumbo”). The film stars Charlize Theron (“Long Shot”) as Megyn Kelly, Margot Robbie (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”) as fictional channel producer Kayla Pospisil and Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) as Gretchen Carlson, the women who take on Fox News head Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) for his continued harassment and hand in the toxic news workplace.

Carlson sued Ailes in 2016, which forced him to resign before his death, but resulted in a reported $20 million settlement for Carlson. Shortly after, other women came forward to accuse Ailes of similar harassments. The teaser doesn’t show much, but does focus in on the three lead actresses as they come to share the same elevator.

Margot Robbie in Bombshell

Starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award® nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy® Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award® winner Charles Randolph.

“Bombshell” also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell, and Allison Janney. Oscar-winning writer Charles Randolph (“The Big Short”) pens the script for Roach. The film is co-financed by Bron Studios and produced by Creative Wealth Media Finance and Lighthouse Management & Media. Lionsgate picked up the feature last fall from Annapurna. It releases in UK theaters November 27. An official US release date is yet to be confirmed.

What do you think of the teaser trailer for Jay Roach’s “Bombshell?” Share your thoughts in the comments section below!


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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.


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Joey Magidson

I’m somewhat conflicted about putting these characters on a pedestal, since they did legitimately harmful work on Fox News, but if the focus is just on fighting harassment and Ailes, it could be good stuff. Theron certainly has transformed into Kelly.



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