The Loudest Voice premieres June 30

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April 16, 2019 02:00 PM

Showtime has unveiled the first footage of Russell Crowe‘s astounding transformation into Roger Ailes.

In a trailer for The Loudest Voice released Tuesday, the actor assumes the role of the the late former Fox News chief, who abruptly exited his post following multiple allegations of sexual harassment in 2016. Ailes died 10 months later, on May 10, 2017, at age 77 after falling and hitting his head in his bathroom.

“We’re way past politics,” he says in the trailer. “It’s war. We’re going to win.”

In another scene, he can be seen groping Naomi Watts‘ character, Gretchen Carlson.

The limited series will premiere June 30 and also stars Sienna Miller as Beth Ailes, Seth MacFarlane as Brian Lewis, Simon McBurney as Rupert Murdoch and Annabelle Wallis as Laurie Luhn.

The project is based on extensive reporting by Gabriel Sherman for his bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, for which he interviewed more than 600 people. It will touch on the defining events of Ailes’ life, told through multiple points of view.

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Ailes’ story will also be told in an upcoming Jay Roach movie, with John Lithgow assuming the role of the late CEO.

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The Loudest Voice premieres June 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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