After being temporarily homeless in the days immediately leading up to its late-2018 production, Jay Roach
’s Roger Ailes
” not only found a studio home to actually make the film in Lionsgate (Annapurna quite memorably dropped the pricey project before it was set to begin shooting), but also one conducive to what could shape up to be a hell of an awards run. “Bombshell
” is another ripped-from-the-headlines drama for Roach, a la his Emmy-winning HBO
” and “Game Change
,” and early buzz is stellar.
The film features an utterly transformed Charlize Theron
and Nicole Kidman
as real-life figures Megyn Kelly
and Gretchen Carlson
, both of whom accused former Fox
CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, while Margot Robbie
plays a Fox News
worker who is a fictional composite character. John Lithgow
stars as Ailes.
” recently celebrated its first official screening in Los Angeles, where it instantly