Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller Join Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series

Variety | 10/12/2018 | Cynthia Littleton
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Seth MacFarlane is taking a detour into a career in PR.

The multi-hyphenate has signed on to play Fox News PR executive Brian Lewis in the limited series about the life of Roger Ailes, the late Fox News founder and CEO. Known for his pugnacious nature, Lewis was a top Ailes confidant until the two had a bad falling out and Lewis left the network under a cloud in July 2013.

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Sienna Miller has also joined the project in the role of Ailes’ wife, former NBC News producer Elizabeth Ailes.

Simon McBurney is on board to play Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul and leader of the 21st Century Fox and News Corp. empire. Annabelle Wallis is set to play Laurie Luhn, a former Fox News booker who had a long and difficult relationship with Ailes.

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Russell Crowe is set for the lead role as the TV producer-turned-political strategist-turned cable news titan. Naomi Watts will play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. Carlson’s...
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