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Bombshell trailer: Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie go to war with Fox News

October 16th, 2019 | by vBollywood Author
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Actress Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie are making an explosive awards season entrance in the new trailer for Jay Roach’s upcoming drama Bombshell.

The film is based on facts and chronicles Fox News’ women — including Kidman’s Gretchen Carlson, Theron’s Megyn Kelly, and Robbie’s composite character, Kayla Pospisil — and their numerous sexual harassment allegations against the channel’s late CEO, Roger Ailes.

The trailer begins as Carlson tries to shout out on the patriarchal culture at the media organization, laying out a number of claims of misogyny while those around her doubt the validity of her accusations. Later, Kelly deals with Donald Trump accusing her of “anger-menstruating,” as she puts it, while Pospisil tries to segue her position as a producer into an on-air personality at the news network.

“I could pluck you out and move you to the front of the line, but I need to know that you’re loyal,” John Lithgow’s Ailes tells her. “I need you to find a way to prove it.”

Then the footage suggests Ailes engaging in questionable activity behind closed doors, while Carlson shouts that “someone has to speak up, someone has to get mad,” before filing a harassment lawsuit against her former boss.

“It’s a strange and frustrating reality that I can’t partake in any of these projects based on my settlement, which is why I’m working so hard on Capitol Hill so that nobody else has to be handcuffed anymore,” Carlson recently told EW of the film. “It’s frustrating cause I can say, ‘Hey wait a minute, you know, that was my life!’ But the trailer got a tremendous amount of attention and for me, that’s what this is all about. In the end, I can’t participate, but it’s all about continuing the dialogue.”

Theron, Kidman, and Robbie come live on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they discussed their involvement with the project (and their real-life counterparts).

“We used a lot of source material in finding this story and also spoke to a lot of women who were a part of this story. Some of them are still working at Fox, some of them didn’t really want their names out there. As a team, we decided to protect our sources,” Theron told DeGeneres, adding that Kelly hasn’t yet reached out to her regarding the project, though she’s “fully aware of the film.”

“I’m really hoping that she’ll see it,” Theron added. “We want everybody to see it who’s involved in this story.”

Bombshell is said to compete in the upcoming awards race, as all three of the film’s lead actresses received near unanimous praise from movie critics and industry attendees at the film’s first public screening in Los Angeles over the weekend. The film is ready to release in theaters on December 20.

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