John Lithgow to Play Fox News Founder Roger Ailes in Star-Studded Movie

The veteran actor will star as the disgraced TV mogul in a new movie about his sexual harassment scandal.

AceShowbiz - John Lithgow has been cast as disgraced TV news boss Roger Ailes in a new movie about his sexual harassment scandal.

The 72-year-old actor will join Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and Charlize Theron in "Fair and Balanced".

Newswoman Gretchen Carlson, played by Nicole, sued Ailes for sexual harassment in July, 2016, and lawyer-turned-U.S. TV personality Megyn Kelly (Theron) also came forward with her sordid experiences with the Fox News founder.

Theron is also producing the movie, which is being directed by filmmaker Jay Roach.

Ailes, who was Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, was forced to resign in 2016 when he became the subject of several sexual misconduct allegations.

Following his fall from grace at Fox, the media mogul went on to became an adviser to the Donald Trump campaign, where he assisted with debate preparation. He died last year.

Roach's film is not the only project focused on Ailes currently in the works - Russell Crowe will also portray the late media boss in TV movie "The Loudest Voice in the Room", which is based on Gabriel Sherman's bestselling book of the same name. The project reportedly focuses on the last 10 years of Ailes' life and will air on U.S. network Showtime.

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