Casting Bits: John Lithgow as Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie, Lauren Ambrose in M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple Series and More

/Film | 8/26/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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Casting news is happening! In this edition of Casting Bits, we’ve rounded up the latest casting news for your reading pleasure. John Lithgow has joined Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in Annapurna’s Fox News movie; Lauren Ambrose will star in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Apple series; and Castle Rock‘s Jane Levy is climbing aboard Netflix’s new anthology series What/If.

John Lithgow is staying booked. The actor was recently cast in the Pet Sematary remake, and now he’s moving on to yet another horror story: a movie about Fox News. THR says Lithgow has joined the already impressive cast of Annapurna’s currently untitled Fox News movie. Lithgow will play Roger Ailes, the late founder of Fox News and the man more or less responsible for our current political hellscape. The rest of the cast includes Charlize Theron, as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie as a Fox News associate producer. Kelly and Carlson both accused Ailes of sexual misconduct, forcing Ailes to resign in 2016. This cast is already pretty damn phenomenal, but it might get even better. Collider’s Jeff Sneider revealed on Twitter that Allison Janney and Kate McKinnon have both been offered parts in the film as well.

Offers - Allison - Janney - Kate - McKinnon

Hearing offers are out to Allison Janney & Kate McKinnon on the Fox News/Roger Ailes movie. Janney offered role of Ailes' attorney. Have lost every single piece of casting on this movie, so I'm throwing caution to the wind.

I’m not exactly chomping at the bit for a movie about Fox News, but with a cast like this, I can’t ignore it either.

Lauren - Ambrose

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