Bombshell: Exclusive Image From The Roger Ailes #MeToo-Era Movie
By Ben Travis Posted 12 days ago
In early 2020, the first movie will arrive directly addressing allegations from the #MeToo era. Through the late 2010s, women have been speaking out across several industries with stories of sexual harassment, inappropriate behaviour and toxic sexist work cultures – and one of the biggest cases was that involving Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News.Bombshell, from directorJay Roachand writerCharles Randolph, tells the story of news anchors Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and Kayla Pospisil who spoke out against Ailes in 2016. Here’s an exclusive image from the film, as seen in thenew issue ofEmpire.
“It was the year before Harvey [Weinstein],” says Roach of the Ailes story. “These women came out [with their allegations] not exactly expecting a giant surge of support. I thought that was really interesting: telling the story of early ripples in what later became a giant tsunami of revelations.”
Read more about Bombshell, which hits UK cinemas on 17 January 2020, in the new Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker issue of Empire – on sale now, and available to order online here. This month’s magazine comes with a bonus Skywalker Saga magazine celebrating the full nine-film Star Wars saga, plus an exclusive Dark Rey art card illustrated by Rory Kurtz.
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