The dramatic ouster of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes will play out as a television miniseries.
New York Magazine writer Gabriel Sherman announced the deal on stage at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit Tuesday. Sherman said no actors were committed to the project, but he had suggestions: “Anthony Hopkins in the Hitchcock film was a spitting image.”
Sherman and Vanity Fair contributing editor Sarah Ellison also reported Ailes and Donald Trump have had a falling out, though there’s divided spin on why:
“Ailes’s camp said Ailes learned that Trump couldn’t focus—surprise, surprise—and that advising him was a waste of time,” Sherman said. “These debate prep sessions weren’t going anywhere.”
On the Trump side, Ellison said the story is different: “Even for the second debate, Ailes kept going off on tangents and talking about his war stories while he was supposed to be prepping Trump.”
Ellison also revealed Ailes will be the subject of an added chapter of Megyn Kelly‘s upcoming book. “Nobody knew if she was really going to address this,“ Ellison said, “but she’s added a chapter to her book.”