Are we seeing double? It has just been revealed that Charlize Theron is set to play Megyn Kelly in a new film, we can’t get over their uncanny resemblance! While the two may not have a lot in common on paper (aside from their shared appearance), Charlize is the perfect actress to take on the role. The 42-year-old has been in a number of films that portray complex female leads, including Atomic Blonde, Monster, Mad Max: Fury Road, and her latest film, Tully, which is in theaters now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be centralized around Megyn’s involvement in the 2016 sexual misconduct accusations surrounding former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes. "[Charlize] will portray Megyn Kelly, a former lawyer who was a Fox News anchor for over a decade, rising up through the ranks from legal contributor to host of the popular series The Kelly File. Fox News reportedly tried to pressure her to come out in support of Ailes, but she refused," the publication wrote.
Charlize (left) and Megyn (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In addition to jumpstarting Megyn’s career, Roger was responsible for other notable Fox anchors, such as Sean Hannity and Gretchen Carlson. That said, both Megyn and Gretchen came forward against Roger in 2016 — with a number of other women.
In Megyn's memoir Settle for More, she described several transgressions between herself and the media mogul, including the fact that he repeatedly tried to force himself on her. When she denied his advances, he said, "When is your contract up?" Roger was eventually asked to leave the network and later died in May 2017, never having faced the allegations in a court of law. At this time, it has yet to be confirmed what actors will be playing the other notable roles, but one thing is certain — we know Charlize will do the role justice!
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