Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray former Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Jay Roach is directing with “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph penning the script.
Ailes ran Fox News and helped launch the careers of Kelly, Carlson, and Sean Hannity with his powerful channel. He also was also a prominent figure in Republican circles who helped elect presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He was forced to resign in 2016 due to sexual harassment allegations, with Carlson and Kelly’s the most high-profile, and which contributed to his exit from the network.
Theron will also produce, along with Beth Kono and AJ Dix via their Denver & Delilah banner. Roach, Randolph, and Margaret Riley are also producing.
Kidman recently scored an Emmy for HBO’s acclaimed show “Big Little Lies,” which is currently shooting its second season. Her upcoming slate also includes Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman,” “Destroyer,” and “Boy Erased” with Lucas Hedges. She is also set to star in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of “The Goldfinch.” She is repped by CAA and Media Talent Group.