Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Ashley Greene as Abby Huntsman: Roger Ailes Movie's A-List Cast
Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly
Theron plays the anchor, 48, in Bombshell, which centers on the women working at Fox News and how they took on Roger Ailes, the former CEO of the news organization and the culture of sexual harassment he fostered.
In her 2016 memoir Settle for More, Kelly detailed the sexual harassment she said she endured while working for Ailes. He was accused of similar behavior by numerous women at Fox News, which he vehemently denied until his death in May 2017.
Ashley Green as Abby Huntsman
New to the cast is Ashley Greene, who signed on this week to play former Fox & Friends host Abby Hunstman.
Hunstman recently departed Fox & Friends to join The View as a conservitive ally to Meghan McCain.
Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson began the tidal wave effect that eventually led to Ailes' resignation when she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him on July 6, 2016. She turned out to be the first of many with allegations against Ailes.
Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman will be playing the trail-blazer in the upcoming movie.
Margot Robbie as a fictional producer
Though most characters will be based on the real people over at Fox News, Margot Robbie is playing a fictional associate producer at the network.
Jonn Lithgow as Roger Ailes
Legendary actor John Lithgow will play Ailes in the final months of his life. The former chairman died in May 2017, less than a year after his resignation from the network on July 21, 2016. Ailes received a $40 million payout for leaving.
Like Robbie, Kate McKinnon will be playing a fictional character in the story, though details of her role have not been revealed.
Allison Janney as Susan Estrich
Fresh off her Oscar win for playing Tonya Harding's real-life mom LaVona, Janney is reuniting with I, Tonya costar Margot Robbie as Ailes' attorney Susan Estrich.
Estrich defended Ailes against the sexual assault allegations before his exit.
Connie Britton as Elizabeth Ailes
Connie Britton will be playing a woman important in Ailes' personal life — his wife Elizabeth. The two, who had a 20-year age difference, wed in 1998 and welcomed son Zachary during their 19 years of marriage before Ailes death.
Alanna Ubach as Jeanine Pirro
Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce actress Alanna Ubach will be taking on politician-turned-TV-personality Jeanine Pirro.
Pirro previously challenged then-Senator Hillary Cinton in 2006 for the New York Senate seat before starting a successful show at Fox News in 2011.
Pirro is still at Fox News hosting Justice with Judge Jeanine today.
Alice Eve as Ainsley Earhardt
Iron Fist actress Alice Eve will be playing current Fox & Friends cohost Ainsley Earhardt.
Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch
Now acting CEO of Fox News, Murdoch took over from Ailes after his resignation. Malcolm McDowell will play him in the film.