Russell Crowe to play Fox News chief Roger Ailes in TV series

the Guardian | 6/25/2018 | Staff
The actor Russell Crowe will play the disgraced former Fox News executive Roger Ailes in a biopic about the architect of the conservative television channel.

The eight-episode Showtime series is based on Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, which chronicles the rise and fall of the media mogul who shook up the US political news landscape.

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It marks the first major US television role for the Oscar-winner, who is best known for the films Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.

Ailes, who founded Fox News in 1996 and spent two decades at its helm, died in May 2017 of a subdural haematoma after a fall in his Florida bathroom. He was 77.

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A year earlier he was ousted from Fox News after allegations of sexual harassment by more than 20 women. The former Fox host Gretchen Carlson alleged Ailes had fired her after she refused to have sex with him and also subjected her to “severe and pervasive sexual harassment” during her 11 years at the network. Ailes denied all allegations.

Ailes’ departure preceded that of the Fox News presenter...
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