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Charlize Theron set to to play Megyn Kelly in film about Roger Ailes & Fox News

Charlize Theron is starring as Megyn Kelly in a movie about Fox News and their disgraced leader the late Roger Ailes.


Emily Treadgold


Charlize Theron will star as Megyn Kelly in a new movie about the women that worked at Fox News under the rule of the late Roger Ailes. The untitled project is written by Charles Rudolph who wrote the hit film The Big Short

 

Theron is set to play Kelly, the former lawyer who worked at the mega news station for 10 years and hit her stride hosting The Kelly Files. In her memoir, she detailed the sexual harassment she faced forking for Ailes. He was accused of harassment by multiple women, and he denied the accusations up to his death in May 2017.

But I want to say: find a way. Because the culture I don't want to say has changed, but it is changing, meaningfully, by the moment, thanks to the women that are finding the courage.

Megyn Kelly
Business Insider

Kelly, who previously opened up about her struggles working with Ailes to Business Insider, said, "It was explicit quid pro quo sexual harassment, which was basically: You sleep with me, and I'll give you a promotion."

 

After Kelly reported the multiple incidents, she was told to simply just stay away from Ailes, which she says was terrible advice.

 

"I want to say to those women: I understand. It's not that I'm oblivious of how hard it is to report," she explained. "But I want to say: find a way. Because the culture I don't want to say has changed, but it is changing, meaningfully, by the moment, thanks to the women that are finding the courage."

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