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Charlize Theron Will Play Megyn Kelly in the Upcoming Movie About Roger Ailes

Charlize Theron attends the Premiere Of Focus Features' 'Tully' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on April 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Theron at the Tully premiere in Los Angeles.
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Fresh from her critically acclaimed turn in Tully, Charlize Theron is now gearing up to star in and produce a film based on Fox News’ sexual harassment scandals. The Annapurna-backed project, whose title has yet to be announced, will be directed by Jay Roach (Game Change) and produced by Theron’s Denver and Delilah company. Theron will play Megyn Kelly, the illustrious Fox News anchor who accused Fox News magnate Roger Ailes of sexual harassment in 2016.

The film will apparently be an ensemble piece, with other key Fox News players like Greta Van Susteren, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill O’Reilly also featuring as characters. Ailes’ resignation, spurred by the harassment allegations from Kelly and fellow prominent host Gretchen Carlson, will act as a focal point in the film. Theron garnered mainstream acclaim for her role in another biopic, when she portrayed serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Patty Jenkins’ 2003 film Monster.