Fox News Sex Scandal: The Full Trailer For Bombshell Released

The full trailer for Bombshell – the new feature film documenting the takedown of Fox News mogul Roger Ailes – has provided a more in-depth look at one of the season’s most anticipated dramas.

Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman all feature. 

Bombshell just dropped a new trailer and it shows the women of Fox News going to war with the “bad guy.” 

Set to the tune of the now-famous Billie Eilish track, Bombshell aims to showcase the alleged culture of sexual harassment at Fox News, headed by the now-late Roger Ailes (John Lithgow).

The story follows three women at the right-leaning news network: Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), and Kayla (Margot Robbie) whose role reprises an amalgamation of other real women at Fox.

Ailes, who launched Fox News with Rupert Murdoch in 1996, was sued for sexual harassment by Carlson in July of 2016.

Carlson alleged she was fired just weeks before filing the suit for repeatedly rejecting Ailes, whom she claimed made frequent inappropriate comments about her body.

Ailes denied the allegations, but shortly after Carlson’s claim, a number of women too came forward with stories of their own about the powerful man.

Ailes resigned as Fox News CEO later in July and died in 2017 having denied all allegations of sexual misconduct. 

The film, from Game Change and Austin Powers director Jay Roach, was unveiled over the weekend in Los Angeles to Oscar buzz, particularly for Theron’s reportedly transformative role as the controversial TV figure.

“It was very important to me that we set out on a road of whatever the greater truth is and stayed on that road and that we never veered and tried to make her sympathetic or to try and persuade people to like her or to think that she was a hero or a good person, that we just told the truth of what her story was,” Theron said after the screening.

She also added: “I have no interest in playing heroes.”

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