Charlize Theron to Play Megyn Kelly in Roger Ailes Biopic

By Chris Ariens 

Charlize Theron is set to play Megyn Kelly in a film about the final months of Roger Ailes‘ 20-year run at Fox News Channel.

TheWrap reports the film, produced by Annapurna Pictures, “is currently in active development [and] will feature an ensemble cast with characters portraying Ailes and all those involved at Fox News during his tenure.”

Currently untitled, the film will include other real-life TV newsers portrayed on film, including Gretchen Carlson whose 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes was the beginning of the end for the network co-founder. THR reports other characters likely to be portrayed include Greta Van Susteren, Rupert Murdoch and Bill O’Reilly.

Theron has also signed on as a producer.