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Bombshell (2019)

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A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

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Jay Roach
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'Bombshell' May Be a Story You Know, But Not Like This...

Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron join Bombshell director Jay Roach to explain how they added behind-the-scenes context to their story about a newsroom scandal.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Megyn Kelly
Nicole Kidman ... Gretchen Carlson
Margot Robbie ... Kayla Pospisil
John Lithgow ... Roger Ailes
Allison Janney ... Susan Estrich
Malcolm McDowell ... Rupert Murdoch
Kate McKinnon ... Jess Carr
Connie Britton ... Beth Ailes
Liv Hewson ... Lily Balin
Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Julia Clarke
Rob Delaney ... Gil Norman
Mark Duplass ... Doug Brunt
Stephen Root ... Neil Mullen
Robin Weigert ... Nancy Smith
Amy Landecker ... Dianne Brandi
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Storyline

A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

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Taglines:

Based on a Real Scandal

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual material and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombshell See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$319,157, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$29,429,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,852,638
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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While the movie is centred on sexual harassment in the workplace, Margot Robbie revealed she didn't fully realise what it was until reading the script. "One of the lines that shocked me when I first read the script was that sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexual advances," she told the Herald Sun on Saturday. "I always thought it required physical contact for it to be considered illegal or wrong. That really shocked me." Margot said recognising that such harassment did not have to be physical, but also be verbal, prompted her to join the film. See more »

Quotes

Roger Ailes: This could kill Fox News!
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Dull, kinda silly
21 December 2019 | by chachalawyer-411-290252See all my reviews

Almost every character seemed a bit like a cartoon character, except Charlize Theron, who was really good at portraying Megyn Kelly. Perhaps I would've enjoyed it more if I had ever watched Fox news and had any idea who these people were. But I'm glad that I never did. Margot Robbie is so distractingly beautiful, she didn't seem like a real person.


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