A-List Actress Will Play Megyn Kelly in Ailes Movie

Charlize Theron will portray former Fox host
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2018 3:03 AM CDT
Charlize Theron attends a screening of "Tully" at the Whitby Hotel on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – The downfall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes is going to become a motion picture and while there's no word yet on who will play the disgraced CEO, who died a year ago, Charlize Theron has already been lined up to play Megyn Kelly, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Ailes stepped down from the network with a $40 million exit package in 2016 amid allegations of sexual misconduct from Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, among others, People reports. In memoir Settle for More, Kelly, who left the network last year, said Ailes grabbed her and tried to kiss her repeatedly in 2006 after months of harassment. She said that when she rejected him, he asked her: "When is your contract up?" Other major players likely to be depicted in the movie include Bill O'Reilly and Rupert Murdoch. (Read more Roger Ailes stories.)

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