Bombshell follows Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman as former Fox News personalities Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson and the story of how they fought back against the sexual harassment and chauvinistic behavior of Roger Ailes, who will be portrayed by John Lithgow. The first Bombshell trailer has arrived, and while it’s a short glimpse at the movie, it’s also extremely effective in how it creates intrigue and tension, even if it doesn’t entirely lay out what the movie is actually about.
Charlize Theron is almost unrecognizable as Megyn Kelly thanks to some subtle but outstanding make-up work. Nicole Kidman doesn’t look remarkably different aside from more square jaw she’s given to better resemble Gretchen Carlson. As for Margot Robbie, she’s playing a character named Kayla Pospisil, a Fox News associate producer who was created just for the movie.
There are plenty of knowing glances between these women, which only adds to the tension, and it’s not until the Fox News logo is scene in the office at the end of the trailer that you realize this movie is going to ruffle all sorts of feathers. Plus, there is some hint at the supporting cast in the offices of Fox News with Kate McKinnon turning around for a peek at the arrival of Margot Robbie’s character, seemingly knowing that she’s headed to the cable news equivalent of Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
OMG, that last line! I can’t! I wanna see this shit so bad.