Ashley Greene is the newest actress to hitch the all-star solid of a film about disgraced Fox Information chief Roger Ailes and his ouster. The “Twilight” actress has signed on to play former “Fox & Associates” host Abby Huntsman, who can be the daughter of 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Abby Huntsman now co-hosts “The View.”
Deadline experiences that Greene joins A-listers Nicole Kidman, who will play Gretchen Carlson; Margot Robbie, who will play fictional producer Kayla Pospisil; and Charlize Theron, who will painting Megyn Kelly. John Lithgow will play the late Roger Ailes, whereas Allison Janney will play feminist legal professional Susan Estrich who shocked many by defending Ailes. The solid additionally contains Kate McKinnon and Mark Duplass. Elisabeth Rohm and Spencer Garrett will play Fox Information hosts Martha MacCallum and Sean Hannity respectively. Alanna Ubach will play Fox Information host Jeanine Pirro.
Jay Roach serves as director and Charles Randolph is the screenwriter.
Ailes was ousted from his highly effective function at Fox Information in 2016 after Carlson sued him for sexual harassment. Carlson alleged she was eliminated as a number of the morning present “Fox & Associates” in 2013 and her pay was lower as a result of she had complained about sexual harassment.
A number of Fox staff defended Ailes when the allegations got here to mild, however notably, not Kelly. Then it was reported that Kelly was amongst different girls who had informed investigators about harassment by Ailes, which he denied. Ailes died in 2017 at age 77.
Ailes, who constructed Fox Information over 20 years, was credited with launching the careers of Kelly, Carlson, Sean Hannity and others. Underneath Ailes’s management, Fox Information turned one in every of TV’s strongest gamers with its lineup of conservative pundits, and a big monetary success for its mum or dad firm 21st Century Fox.
Different potential characters within the movie embrace former anchor Greta Van Susteren, Rupert Murdoch and Invoice O’Reilly.
Roach is in acquainted territory with the story ripped from current headlines; he additionally directed “Recreation Change,” primarily based on the 2008 presidential marketing campaign, and is about to direct a TV adaptation of Michael Wolff’s best-selling e-book “Fireplace and Fury: Contained in the Trump White Home.”
Annapurna Footage can be making a Dick Cheney biopic, directed by Adam McKay.
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