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“Bombshell,” the Jay Roach-directed film based on the accounts of several women who set out to expose the sexual harassment they endured from Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is loaded with famous faces portraying other famous faces. Here’s a breakdown of the actors and the real-life people they play.
Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly: Former corporate attorney-turned Fox News anchor. Two days after it was reported that she confirmed the Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her, he resigned.
Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson: On July 6, 2016, the commentator-journalist filed a lawsuit against Ailes, accusing him of sexual harassment. After she spoke out, more than 20 women publicly shared similar stories of encounters with him.
John Lithgow as Roger Ailes: The media consultant for Republican presidents resigned from Fox News on July 21 amid an internal review into accusations that he had a pattern of making unwanted sexual advances. His exit agreement from what was then known as 21CF was a $40 million payoff. He died less than a year later.
Richard Kind as Rudy Giuliani: The 107th mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, who turned to Ailes for his media savvy during his first mayoral campaign.
Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch: The Australia-born American media mogul who founded the multinational mass media corporation, News Corp, which established the Fox News Channel in 1996.
Connie Britton as Beth Ailes: Roger Ailes married former TV exec Elizabeth Tilson – his third trip down the alter – on Valentine’s Day 1998. She went on to own and publish two local New York state newspapers, The Putnam County News & Recorder and The Putnam County Courier.
Spencer Garrett as Sean Hannity: The conservative political commentator, host of FOX News Channel’s “Hannity” and one of President Trump’s most ardent supporters. Ailes hired Hannity in 1996 when he was a relatively unknown radio personality out of Atlanta.
Marc Evan Jackson as Chris Wallace: The veteran television anchor and son of legendary “60 Minutes” reporter Mike Wallace joined the Fox News team in 2003 as the host of “Fox News Sunday.”
Alanna Ubach as Jeanine Pirro: A former judge and prosecutor, Pirro hosted a weekday, two-shows-per-day television series on The CW Television Network called “Judge Jeanine Pirro,” which received Daytime Emmy Award in 2011. After it was canceled later that same year, Fox News picked it up and renamed if “Justice With Judge Jeanine.” She is known for her fierce defense of the president.
Ashley Greene as Abby Huntsman: Currently a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” Huntsman – who is the daughter of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman — was a general assignment reporter and co-host of “Fox & Friends.”
P.J. Byrne as Neil Cavuto: The Fox News’ business journalist joined the network in 1996, where he hosts three shows under their umbrella – “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Cavuto Live” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” He currently holds the title of Managing Editor and Senior Vice President for Fox Business Network and Fox News.
Alice Eve as Ainsley Earhardt: Prior to starting her tenure at Fox News Channel in 2007, Earhardt was a morning and noon anchor at local CBS station in Columbus, South Carolina, and anchored weekday newscasts at KENS-TV. Although she said she “did not know the first thing about politics” before Ailes hired her at Fox News as co-host of “Fox and Friends.”
Bree Condon as Kimberly Guilfoyle: The former San Francisco prosecutor and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney joined Fox News in February 2006 as host of the weekend show, “The Lineup.” She later became co-host of “The Five,” where she remained until 2018. Her name was bandied about as a possible press secretary for President Donald Trump, which never came to fruition. She is currently dating first son, Don Jr.
Allison Janney as Susan Estrich: Although Estrich is currently a professor at the University of Southern California School of Law, she is known for being Ailes’ legal counsel during the rise of sexual misconduct claims against him. She lost her job shortly thereafter.
Ben Lawson as Lachlan Murdoch: The eldest of media czar Rupert Murdoch’s sons, Lachlan is the co-chairman of News Corp and executive chairman and CEO of the Fox Corporation. His net worth is estimated to be upwards of $3.62 billion.
Josh Lawson as James Murdoch: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch stepped down as CEO of 21st Century Fox in 2015, and his younger son, James, stepped in.
Mark Duplass as Douglas Brunt: Megyn Kelly’s husband of 11 years is the former CEO of the cybersecurity firm Authentium and a novelist whose debut work, “Ghosts of Manhattan,” is a humorous look at life on Wall Street by an unhappy man who is “too obsessed with money to find a way out.”
Elisabeth Röhm as Martha MacCallum: The Fox News anchor and host of “The Story With Martha MacCallum” joined the network in 2004. After Megyn Kelly’s departure in 2017, MacCallum was named host of “The First 100 Days,” a program created to replace “Tucker Carlson Tonight” when it moved into Kelly’s timeslot.
Tricia Helfer as Alisyn Camerota: The journalist and anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day” has been nominated twice for an Emmy Awards for news reporting. She co-hosted “Fox & Friends Weekend” and, in 2007” and started a blog on Fox News Channel’s website called, “In the Greenroom.”
Nazanin Boniadi as Rudi Bakhtiar: Best known for anchoring “CNN Headline News Tonight,” Bakhtiar was fired from Fox News after accusing the former Fox News Washington bureau chief, Brian Wilson, of making unwanted sexual advances toward her. Although a settlement was reached in 2007 in which she agreed not to speak of Fox News, in 2016, Bakhtiar decided to share her experience at Fox News in the wake of Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit.
Jennifer Morrison as Juliet Huddy: Huddy co-hosts the midday show on ABC’s New York affiliate 770 and the podcast “Juliet: UNEXPECTED.” In 2017, she settled a lawsuit with Fox News, accusing Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly and then co-president Jack Abernethy of sexual harassment.
Ahna O’Reilly as Julie Roginsky: The Democratic Party strategist and Fox News Channel contributor filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the FNC, producer Bill Shine and Ailes, who she said offered her a permanent position on “The Five” if she would have sex with him.
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