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Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie star in first teaser for Bombshell
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Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie star in first teaser for Bombshell

The first teaser trailer for Bombshell, Jay Roach's new film tackling the scandal surrounding former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, has made its debut online – click below to watch it:

 

 

For those unfamiliar with the story, Ailes was forced to resign from his 20-year tenure as CEO and chairman of Fox News in the wake of a series of sexual harassment allegations against him from several of the network's female employees, including high-profile anchors such as Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson.

Roach's film examines not just the allegations against Ailes himself, but also the culture of toxic masculinity he presided over during two-decade stint as the head of Rupert Murdoch's rightwing news network. Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie lead the cast, with John Lithgow also starring as Roger Ailes, while there are also roles for Allison Janney, Stephen Root and Kate McKinnon.

Roach who made his name as a director in the 1990s helming films such as the Austin Powers trilogy, has turned his attention to more political themes in recent years, overseeing films about Watergate's 'Deep Throat' informer Mark Felt and blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, as well as producing political comedy series The Brink for HBO. For Bombshell, Roach has recruited The Big Short screenwriter Charles Randolph to provide the screenplay.

There's no confirmed release date for the film in the UK as yet, but Bombshell is due to arrive in US cinemas on December 20th, with a UK release date likely to follow early in 2020.

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