Variety and Deadline have reported that three name-brand actresses will costar in Fair and Balanced, an Annapurna drama about the downfall of Fox News honcho Roger Ailes over sexual harassment charges.
Nicole Kidman will play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, Charlize Theron will portray former Fox News headliner Megyn Kelly, and Margot Robbie will play “a fictional Fox News associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.” Question: How do you pronounce Pospisil? A tongue-twister any way you slice it.
My first choice to play Blubbergut Ailes was Russell Crowe, but he’s taken by that other project. Who then?
Jay Roach will direct. The script is by Charles Randolph (The Big Short). In anyone has a PDF, please send it along. Boilerplate: “The film will tell the story of the ensemble of women who took on the toxic male culture of Fox News and helped depose its chief architect.”