Charlize Theron to Play #NeverTrumper Megyn Kelly in Roger Ailes Movie
Actress Charlize Theron will be portraying Megyn Kelly in an upcoming movie about former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.
Other characters expected to be portrayed in the film include Gretchen Carlson, former anchor Greta Van Susteren, Rupert Murdoch and Bill O’Reilly.
Ailes passed away one year ago, on May 18, due to a subdural hematoma. He had been accused of sexual misconduct by several former Fox News employees, including Kelly.
The 47-year-old anchor left Fox News in January 2017, after participating in an investigation into the claims against Ailes. He maintained his innocence until his death.
Only 28% of Americans have at least a somewhat favorable view of Kelly. Just 6% have a “very favorable view” of the “Megyn Kelly Today” host according to a poll from Rasmussen last fall. Her new NBC show has been widely considered to be a flop.
The film will be directed by Jay Roach, who is also slated to direct the TV adaptation of Michael Wolff’s ridiculous book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. He previously directed Game Change, the film on the 2000 presidential election that focused on Sarah Palin.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is being written by The Big Short screenwriter Charles Rudolph and is being produced by Annapurna, a production company known for political flicks. They are currently filming a Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale. It is being written by Charles Randolph, co-writer of The Big Short.