Charlize Theron will star in the role of Megyn Kelly in an upcoming movie about former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, according to a Monday night report.
The Hollywood Reporter says Annapurna Pictures has already started casting for the film that will be directed by Jay Roach, who was behind the camera for the 2012 political picture “Game Change” which focuses on Sarah Palin’s bid for vice president in 2008.
Kelly, a former attorney who jumped into journalism 15 years ago, was quickly signed by Fox News in 2004 and eventually became one of the network’s biggest stars following her move to primetime with “The Kelly File” in 2013.
Kelly, 47, left Fox News for NBC in January 2017. Before her departure, she played a crucial role in an internal investigation conducted by the outside law firm Paul, Weiss, which was at the time investigating sexual harassment claims made against Ailes.