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.
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.