Since reworking into much-derided political figures is all the craze in Hollywood nowadays, Russell Crowe is on deck as Roger Ailes in an upcoming Showtime collection.
“The Loudest Voice within the Room,” tailored from Gabriel Sherman’s extensively reported e book of the identical identify, examines the checkered last decade of Ailes’ life and the way he “molded Fox Information right into a power that irrevocably modified the dialog in regards to the highest ranges of presidency,” in line with Showtime.
Within the first have a look at the collection, unveiled on Thursday, the Oscar-winning Crowe is sort of unrecognizable because the late cable-news large, sporting what seems to be like a bald cap and a few prosthetics.
The primary photos of Crowe on set made the web rounds in November, with social media customers expressing shock over his transformation.
The eight-episode restricted collection, written by “Highlight” director Todd McCarthy, additionally stars Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson, Seth MacFarlane and Sienna Miller and is predicted to debut this 12 months.
Ailes was ousted on the Fox Information in 2016 for allegedly partaking in serial sexual harassment. Greater than 20 girls on the community, together with Carlson and Megyn Kelly, got here ahead with tales of misconduct. Carlson introduced a lawsuit towards him, claiming she was fired for rebuffing his sexual advances.
Ailes died 10 months after his departure, in Could 2017 at age 77, after falling and hitting his head in his toilet.
A slew of tasks centered on the life and legacy of the disgraced Fox Information founder have been within the pipeline for a while. The documentary “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” chronicling his rise and fall, was launched to a lot essential acclaim in December.
A at present untitled upcoming movie from director Jay Roach will even sort out the sexual harassment scandal from the attitude of the community’s feminine workers, with John Lithgow assuming the position of Ailes and Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron rounding out the solid.