Magazine article Variety

Ailes Films, TV Projects Move Forward

Magazine article Variety

Ailes Films, TV Projects Move Forward

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HOLLYWOOD ISN'T DONE with Roger Ailes.

The controversial Fox News founder, who died Thursday at 77, is the subject of several film and television projects dissecting his legacy and the sexual harassment scandal that toppled him from power.

Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winnning documentarían behind "Going Clear; Scientology and the Prison of Belief"and Taxi to the Dari Side," is working on an Alles film, but he's keeping mum about the details.

Then there's an Annapurna Pictures project from "Tlie Big Short" writer Charles Randolph that centers on Megyn Kelly, G reichen Carlson and the other women at Fox News who accused Ailes of sexual harassment, with a chorus of allegations so loud that Ailes was forced to resign from Fox News. The film has yet to name a director,

Lastly, producer Jason Blum ("Get Out") is bringing'Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes* to Showtime. The film draws on reporting from journalist Gabriel Sherman, who cracked most of the stories about Ailes' stormy firing and wrote a highly critical biography of the broadcaster. …

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