A Real-Life Downfall Is Charted Masterfully In “Bombshell”

With a star-studded cast and a riveting real-life plot, Bombshell has already created quite a stir. The film charts the sexual harassment lawsuit that took down Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, played by John Lithgow. Starring Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson and Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, the Oscar buzz is already strong.

Part of the interest stems from how accurately the actors seem to have nailed the real people that they are portraying. In fact, when you look at the Bombshell actors side-by-side with their real-life counterparts, it’s pretty uncanny. Which real-life figures are actually involved in the film is, however, shrouded in mystery.

“We used a lot of source material in finding the story and also spoke to a lot of women who were part of the story,” Theron told Ellen. “Some of them were still working at Fox. Some of them really didn’t want their names out there. As a team, we’ve just decided to protect our sources.”

You can see the whole trailer here:

There is so much to love about this film — from the brilliant performances of the cast to the endlessly captivating source material. The Oscar buzz is clearly deserved, so be sure to keep an ear out.