Nicole Kidman is set to star opposite Charlize Theron in Annapurna’s Roger Ailes movie centered on the rise and fall of the late Fox News chairman. Kidman will play Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson, who filed a harassment suit against Ailes, contributing mightily to his downfall. Theron will star as Megyn Kelly. Margot Robbie is set to play an associate producer.
#MargotRobbie joins #NicoleKidman and #CharlizeTheron in Fox News Movie. 🎬 Annapurna has tapped another A-list actress for its untitled movie about the women of Fox News. 🎬 Margot Robbie is in talks to join Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman in the project that centers on the women who took on the toxic male culture of the news network and chief Roger Ailes. 🎬 Theron will take on the role of former host Megyn Kelly, while Kidman will portray Gretchen Carlson. Robbie will play an associate producer at the news network. 🎬 The studio, which is already making a Dick Cheney biopic with helmer Adam McKay, is financing and producing the project that was written by The Big Short scribe Charles Randolph and will be directed by Jay Roach. 🎬 Theron will produce the feature along with Beth Kono and AJ Dix via their Denver & Delilah banner. Roach, Randolph and Margaret Riley are also producing. 🎬 Ailes ran Fox News and helped launch the careers of Kelly, Carlson and Sean Hannity with his powerful channel. He also was a prominent figure in Republican circles that helped elect presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Ailes was forced to resign in 2016 when a host of accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced, with Carlson's and Kelly’s the most high-profile, and which contributed to his exit from the network. 🎬 The untitled project is described as an ensemble pic, with Ailes and others who were involved at Fox News during his reign said to be major players in the piece. Characters included are likely to be Carlson, former anchor Greta Van Susteren, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and fired host Bill O'Reilly. 🎬 Robbie is coming off an Oscar nomination for her performance as Tonya Harding in #ITonya and will next be seen in another awards season contender #MaryQueenOfScots. She is repped at CAA, Australia's Aran Michael, Management 360 and Jackoway Austen. 🎬 @margotrobbie @charlizeafrica @nicolekidman
Demi Lovato reportedly leaving the hospital this week: Demi Lovato will be leaving the hospital in the coming days, according to TMZ. The 25-year-old overdosed last week and has remained in the hospital due to complications. Demi is reportedly doing much better after suffering from extreme nausea and a high fever. A source says Demi’s team is making plans for her to head to rehab, although the decision is ultimately hers. They added that Demi didn’t get help after breaking her sobriety several months ago but her overdose seemed to have scared her enough to seek treatment.
U.K.-based auction house Prop Store is holding a huge sale of Hollywood items September 29th. Han Solo’s jacket from Star War is estimated to sell for $650,000 to $1,300,000. Also up (and also one of Harrison Ford’s props): Indiana Jones‘ brown felt fedora from 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (est. $260,000 to $400,000). Plus, there’s Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly’s Back to the Future II hoverboard (est. $40,000 to $66,000). Want something more romantic? Bid on Rose’s (Kate Winslet) farewell note to finance Cal (Billy Zane) from Titanic (est. $5,000t o $8,000).
The classic ’80s TV series Alf is being considered as a reboot?
Warner Bros. is in the “early stages” of developing a series based on Alf, which centered a fuzzy and sarcastic alien from the planet Melmac who is taken in by an all-American family when he crash-lands on Earth.
The original series aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990 and starred Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory. The Alf puppet was performed by Paul Fusco, who was also one of the creators of the show. Spinoffs from the series included a cartoon show and comic book series.