Charlize Theron To Play Former Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly

Charlize Theron

by James White |
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The Fox News channel in the States is a source of outrage and information for some, while others see it as a source of comedy and, yes, outrage. Now Jay Roach is directing an untitled film about the disgraced former boss of the channel, Roger Ailes, and Charlize Theron will play one of its biggest names, former anchor Megyn Kelly.

Roach, who has become something of a specialist in true life tales, has a script in hand from Oscar-winning The Big Short co-writer Charles Randolph, with Annapurna shepherding the film into the world.

Kelly, a former lawyer, joined the channel as a legal contributor, but began a meteoric rise to become one of its top-earning personalities. When Ailes was ousted after accusations of sexual misconduct, including from Kelly herself. She was pressured to support him, but refused. Kelly has since moved on to NBC.

Theron is on screens in Tully and has been working on a new comedy called Flarsky alongside Seth Rogen.

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