A trailer has been released for The Loudest Voice the new limited series starring Russell Crowe as disgraced FOX News chief Roger Ailes who created headlines following sexual harassment allegations.
Naomi Watts plays FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson.
Based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” it also features Sienna Miller as Ailes’ wife Elizabeth, Seth MacFarlane as former FOX News PR chief Brian Lewis, Simon McBurney as News Corp leader Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis as former FOX News booker Laurie Luhn, and Aleksa Palladino as Ailes’ longtime assistant Judy Laterza.
Josh Charles will guest star as Casey Close, Gretchen Carlson’s husband, and Josh Stamberg will also appear as former FOX executive, Bill Shine.
In today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, who molded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican party, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes’ life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
The first episode of the event series was written by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) and Sherman. The project is a co-production from Showtime and Blumhouse Television (Sharp Objects, The Jinx, Get Out). In addition to Crowe, McCarthy serves as executive producer with Alex Metcalf and Emmy winner Jason Blum, as well as Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse Television, Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions and Kari Skogland.
Update: This is now confirmed to screen Monday July 1 on Stan, same day as the US, with new episodes weekly.