Shock trailer for Bombshell stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie
An all-star cast brings a real-life scandal to life in upcoming drama Bombshell.
The new film released a show-stopping new trailer – set to the hit song Bad Guy by Billie Eilish – that shows off the three strong women at the centre of bringing down a toxic media mogul in Roger Ailes ( John Lithgow ).
Bombshell stars Oscar-winner Charlize Theron as news anchor Megyn Kelly, Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman as television host and commentator Gretchen Carlson, and Oscar-nominee Margot Robbie as a fictional composite character in Kayla Pospisil, a young associate producer at Fox News in the film.
Also starring in the film are SNL star Kate McKinnon, Nashville star Connie Briton , Mark Duplass , Rob Delaney, Oscar-winner Allison Janney , Alice Eve , and A Clockwork Orange icon Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch , owner of News Corp – the parent company of Fox News.
The clip also shows off footage discussing the verbal clashes that went on between now-President Trump and Kelly.
Speaking about the research for the film, Theron told Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show : ""We used a lot of source material in telling and finding the story — and also spoke to a lot of women who were part of the story. Some of them were still working at Fox, some of them really didn't want their names out there and so, as a team, we've really decided to protect our sources."
Theron revealed, however, that she not spoken to Kelly herself but is "really hoping that she'll see it."
Early reactions from critics that saw the film have suggested potential award success for the cast, particularly Theron and Robbie.
One early viewer wrote on Twitter : "Margot Robbie crashes into the Best Supporting Actress race with a devastating performance, descending from wide-eyed optimism to broken victim masterfully. Theron transforms, but Margot steals the show. Everyone will be talking about this film, that’s for sure."
Another said: "Wow. @CharlizeAfrica as Megan Kelly. Well, she just entered the Oscar race big time. #bombshell "
Finally, another said: "Good lord #Bombshell is fantastic — juicy, heartbreaking, funny and infuriating. It’s Charlize’s show, but Kidman, Robbie and Kate McKinnon all perfect."
We'll have to wait and see whether they're right about this!
Bombshell is released in UK cinemas on January 24, 2020.
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