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An unrecognizable Russell Crowe is coming for an Emmy as Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’ trailer [Watch]

An unrecognizable Russell Crowe is coming for an Emmy as Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’ trailer [Watch]
Just when Christian Bale thinks he has the market cornered on eerily accurate transformations into notorious, um, larger-than-life Republicans, Russell Crowe is here to be like, “Hold my beer.”

Showtime released the first trailer on Tuesday for “The Loudest Voice,” its new limited series about late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Crowe, who’s nearly unrecognizable under all that makeup and prosthetics. Premiering Sunday, June 30 at 10/9c and based on Gabriel Sherman’s book “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” the series chronicles Ailes’ rise to power at the right-wing network to his downfall, when he was ousted in 2016 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations (he died in 2017).

In between Ailes growling about “fairness” and “balance” and scream-scheming — “We’re gonna give them a vision of the world the way they want it to be” — in the trailer are quick shots of him running his hands down Gretchen Carlson
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Russell Crowe is Roger Ailes in first trailer for The Loudest Voice

Showtime has debuted the first teaser trailer for its upcoming drama The Loudest Voice. The limited series sees Russell Crowe lead the cast as Roger Ailes and primarily explores the past decade of events surrounding the disgraced Fox News founder; watch it here…

Via Showtime: “In today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, molding 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 Donald Trump, 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 an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to
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Watch Russell Crowe Portray Roger Ailes in Teaser for ‘The Loudest Voice’

Watch Russell Crowe Portray Roger Ailes in Teaser for ‘The Loudest Voice’
Roger Ailes lays out his “fair and balanced” vision for Fox News in unsparing terms in the teaser for Showtime’s upcoming limited series, The Loudest Voice, premiering June 30th.

The seven-part series stars Russell Crowe as the notorious Fox News founder, who built the network into a financial juggernaut and a virtual mouthpiece for the Republican party. The new clip teases Crowe’s portrayal of Ailes as a cunning man hell-bent on getting whatever he wanted, whether political power, ratings or women. Amidst his Fox News scheming — “We’re
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Russell Crowe Is Unrecognizable As Fox News' Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice Trailer

Russell Crowe Is Unrecognizable As Fox News' Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice Trailer
Russell Crowe is that you?! The Oscar winner is unrecognizable as Fox News founder Roger Ailes in the first trailer for Showtime's The Loudest Voice. The limited series kicks off on Sunday, June 30 and also stars Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson, 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. See the trailer below. The Loudest Voice is based on book The Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman. Showtime's official description: "In today's politically charged media...
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‘The Loudest Voice': Fox News Goes to War in First Teaser for Showtime’s Roger Ailes Series (Video)

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‘The Loudest Voice': Fox News Goes to War in First Teaser for Showtime’s Roger Ailes Series (Video)
Showtime on Tuesday shared the first teaser and a premiere date for its Roger Ailes series “The Loudest Voice.”

“We’re way past politics — it’s war,” says Russell Crowe as the former Fox News chairman in the clip for the seven-part series, which is set to debut on Sunday, June 30.

Based on Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” the miniseries will detail Ailes’ rise to power and how he built Fox News into a cable news behemoth, as well as address the sexual harassment accusations and monetary settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end.

Also Read: 'Green Book' Actor Joe Cortese to Play Roger Stone in Showtime's Roger Ailes Limited Series (Exclusive)

Ailes’ tenure at the network ended in July 2016 following a lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson, who accused Ailes of sexual harassment. More women followed Carlson with similar accusations against Ailes.
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Showtime Unveils First Look Trailer, Premiere Date For Roger Ailes Miniseries (Watch)

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Showtime Unveils First Look Trailer, Premiere Date For Roger Ailes Miniseries (Watch)
Russell Crowe’s portrayal of the controversial Fox News chief Roger Ailes will be coming to Showtime on Sunday, June 30, the network has announced.

Showtime has also released an unnerving first look trailer for the miniseries, in which Crowe’s Ailes takes over Fox News and starts bending it to his will.

“Here in America, television news is king,” the character says. “We’re gonna give them a vision of the world the way they want it to be…we’re way past politics, it’s war.”

The trailer more than hints at the sexual harassment allegations which brought about Ailes’ downfall, as the character is seen touching Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, played by Naomi Watts, who looks extremely uncomfortable with his actions.

The series is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” and tells the story of Ailes and his rise and fall at Fox News.
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‘Green Book’ Actor Joe Cortese to Play Roger Stone in Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series (Exclusive)

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Showtime has added cast another key figure to its upcoming limited series on former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. Joe Cortese has joined the project as Roger Stone, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

Cortese’s role is currently slated for one episode. He is currently shooting his scenes for “The Loudest Voice” this week in New York, all of which will be opposite Russell Crowe’s Ailes. Stone is a longtime informal political adviser to President Donald Trump and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster.”

Cortese is coming off his role as Gio Loscudo in Peter Farrelly’s Oscar-winning “Green Book.”

Also Read: Josh Charles to Play Gretchen Carlson's Husband on Showtime's Roger Ailes Limited Series

“The Loudest Voice” is based on former New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room.” The limited series about the former Fox News chairman will debut this summer.

The miniseries
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Josh Charles to Play Gretchen Carlson’s Husband on Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series

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Josh Charles to Play Gretchen Carlson’s Husband on Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series
Showtime has added Josh Charles to the cast of “The Loudest Voice,” its upcoming Roger Ailes limited series.

Charles will play Casey Close, husband of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson (Naomi Watts) and well-known sports agent, who tries to comfort his rattled wife and reassure her that her situation at Fox isn’t as bad as she thinks.

The series is based on former New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room.” The limited series about the former Fox News chairman, who will be played by Russell Crowe, will debut this summer.

Also Read: 'The Loudest Voice': Russell Crowe Completely Transforms Into Roger Ailes in First Episodic Image (Photo)

The miniseries will detail Ailes’ rise to power and how he built Fox News into a cable news behemoth, as well as address the sexual harassment accusations and monetary settlements that brought his
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‘The Loudest Voice’: Josh Charles To Recur In Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series

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‘The Loudest Voice’: Josh Charles To Recur In Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series
Exclusive: The Good Wife alum Josh Charles is set for a recurring role opposite Naomi Watts in The Loudest Voice, Showtime’s upcoming limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Russell Crowe.

A Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, The Loudest Voice (fka Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes) is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and his extensive reporting for New York magazine about the sordid allegations of sexual harassment that prompted the late Ailes’ ouster at Fox News. Sherman co-wrote the first episode with Spotlight scribe Tom McCarthy, who executive produces with Jason Blum. Production is currently underway in New York City.

Charles will play Casey Close, husband of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson (Watts) and a well-known sports agent, who tries to comfort his rattled wife and reassure her that her situation at Fox
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Margaret Chernin Joins 3dot Productions As Svp

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Exclusive: Margaret Chernin, previously a VP at Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s Color Force and before that at Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Pearl Street, has been hired as Svp at Liza Chasin’s 3dot Productions. The company last month inked a multi-year first-look film deal at Netflix to go along with its TV deal at Anonymous Content.

3dot is currently in production on The Loudest Voice, the upcoming Showtime limited series that stars Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in the story revolving around the sexual harassment allegations that prompted Ailes’ 2016 ouster at Fox News. Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney and Annabelle Wallis also star in the series, on which Chasin is an exec producer.

“I am so happy to have Margaret joining me at 3dot,” said Chasin, the Darkest Hour producer who launched the company last March after exiting her longtime post as Working
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‘The Loudest Voice': Russell Crowe Completely Transforms Into Roger Ailes in First Episodic Image (Photo)

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‘The Loudest Voice': Russell Crowe Completely Transforms Into Roger Ailes in First Episodic Image (Photo)
Russell Crowe looks nothing like Russell Crowe, but everything like Roger Ailes, in a new photo Showtime released in connection with its upcoming limited series on the former Fox News chairman.

The series, based on former New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” is officially titled “The Loudest Voice.” Look at the first episodic photo of Crowe-as-Ailes below:

Jojo Whilden/Showtime

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The eagerly awaited limited series about the former Fox News chairman will debut this summer.

The miniseries will detail Ailes’ rise to power and how he built Fox News into a cable news behemoth, as well as address the sexual harassment accusations and monetary settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Ailes’ tenure at the network ended in July
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Russell Crowe is Roger Ailes in first look at Showtime’s The Loudest Voice

Showtime has unveiled a first look photo from its upcoming limited series The Loudest Voice, which features Oscar-winner Russell Crowe as disgraced Fox News founder Roger Ailes.

The Loudest Voice is based upon Gabriel Sherman’s book The Loudest Voice in the Room, along with his reporting for New York magazine regarding the allegations of sexual harrassment and misconduct which led to his ousting from Fox News back in 2016, less than a year before his death.

Written by Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), the series stars Russell Crowe (Boy Erased) as Roger Ailes, Naomi Watts (Twin Peaks) as Gretchen Carlson, Seth MacFarlane (The Orville) as Brian Lewis, Sienna Miller (Live By Night) as Beth Ailes, Simon McBurney (The Mercy) as Rupert Murdoch, and David Whalen (American Pastoral) as Steve Doocy, and Jenna Leigh Green (Skin) as Irena Briganti.

The post Russell Crowe is Roger Ailes in first look at Showtime’s The
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Russell Crowe As Roger Ailes: First Photo From Showtime Limited Series ‘The Loudest Voice’

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Showtime has released the first photo of Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in the upcoming Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice. Have a look at the two of them above and the Oscar winner as the Fox News founder below.

A Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, the newly titled project is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and his extensive reporting for New York magazine about the sordid allegations of sexual harassment that prompted Ailes’ 2016 ouster at Fox News. The exec died less than a year later. Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney and Annabelle Wallis also star.

Sherman co-wrote the first Loudest Voice episode with Spotlight scribe Tom McCarthy, who executive produces with Jason Blum. Crowe and Alex Metcalf also executive produce with Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse Television, along with Liza Chasin (Darkest Hour) of 3dot Productions.
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Showtime Sets Roger Ailes Limited Series for Summer, ‘Homeland’ Final Season Pushed to Fall

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Showtime has set its eagerly awaited limited series about former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes to debut this summer, while final season of “Homeland” premiere in the fall.

Gary Levine, co-president of entertainment at Showtime, made the announcements at the television critics association press tour Thursday. Production on the eighth and final season of the Emmy-winning “Homeland” will begin next week.

Not much is known about the final season of “Homeland,” which stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin. Last spring, showrunner Alex Gansa said that the final season won’t feature any parallels to Donald Trump.

“We’re going to start fresh in Season 8 and probably do a fairly big time jump between 7 and 8 and put any Trump parallels behind us,” Gansa told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ll tell a very contained story, hopefully in Israel.”

Also Read: Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller Among 4 New Additions to Showtime's Roger Ailes Miniseries

Showtime’s Roger Ailes series,
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Movie Review – The Mercy (2018)

The Mercy, 2018.

Directed by James Marsh.

Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Jonathan Bailey, Ken Stott, Eleanor Stagg, Finn Elliot, Kit Connor, Oliver Maltman, Mark Gatiss, Simon McBurney, Sam Hoare, Avye Leventis, Andrew Buchan, Anna Madeley, Adrian Schiller, Simon Chandler, Genevieve Gaunt, Alexia Traverse-Healy, Dorothy Atkinson, Sebastian Armesto, and Martin Marquez.

Synopsis:

The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

If the first act of The Mercy feels somewhat rushed, that’s because director James Marsh is more interested in the psychological effects of failing an extremely ambitious goal. Having made Man on Wire (the outstanding documentary detailing the before and after of Philippe Petit’s insane tightrope walk between New York skyscrapers), it’s clear that the
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Review: ‘The Mercy’ Sympathetically Captures a Hubristic, Failed Voyage

I had never heard of Donald Crowhurst before seeing James Marsh’s film The Mercy. This is unsurprising since the British Sunday Times‘ Golden Globe Race of which he was a competitor occurred in 1968, not quite fifteen years before my birth. And if his would-be return-date to Teignmouth, England of July 1969 after yachting around the world without stop or assistance was ingrained in my mind for any event — auspicious or infamous — it was the moon landing. So when the synopsis described this amateur sailor as a man who sought to fabricate said journey despite never leaving the Atlantic Ocean due to seven months of disastrous circumstances, I obviously believed him to be a charlatan. As written by Scott Z. Burns, however, the truth proves much more complex.

Crowhurst (Colin Firth) was like many of us: an ambitious working class citizen with a good life who yearned for more. He was an inventor of nautical instruments,
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Aleksa Palladino To Co-Star In Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series

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Aleksa Palladino To Co-Star In Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series
Boardwalk Empire alum Aleksa Palladino is set for a lead role opposite Russell Crowe in Showtime’s upcoming eight-episode limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Crowe.

A Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, the untitled series of 3dot Productions, who recently joined as executive producer.

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The series focuses primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in Ailes’ life, including an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.

Palladino is best known for her roles on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. She recurs on CBS All Access’ mystery thriller drama series $1 and will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Palladino is repped by Gersh.

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October Horrors 2018 Day 21 – The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2, 2016.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, Simon McBurney, Lauren Esposito, Robin Atkin Downes, Bob Adrian, Bonnie Aarons, Javier Botet, Patrick McAuley, and Benjamin Haigh.

Synopsis:

In Enfield, North London, Single mother Peggy Hodgson and her children find themselves victim to a vicious haunting by a demonic entity that seems determined to torture and drive them from their home. This haunting draws the attention of veteran paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who arrive in London to investigate the hauntings and hopefully help the Hodgson’s banish the entity once and for all.

The first Conjuring film is something of a rarity for a horror film in that it was a true horror blockbuster, enjoying both critical praise and box office success raking in over $300 million worldwide making it one of the most financially
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Showtime’s Roger Ailes series adds Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Annabelle Wallis and more

Back in June it was announced that Russell Crowe is set to take on the role of Fox News chief Roger Ailes alongside Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson in a Showtime limited series adaptation of Gabriel Sherman’s book The Loudest Voice in the Room, and now we have word on additional castings for the project.

THR is reporting that Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Sienna Miller (Live by Night), Simon McBurney (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy) have all joined the cast. MacFarlane will play Brian Lewis, former head of PR at Fox News, with Miller as Ailes’ wife Beth, McBurney as media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and Wallis as Laurie Luhn, a Fox News exec who became involved in an abusive relationship with Ailes.

The Loudest Voice in the Room will explore the last decade of Ailes’ life, as well as key events from his past and
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Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller Join Showtime's Roger Ailes Miniseries

Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller Join Showtime's Roger Ailes Miniseries
Seth MacFarlane, who not long ago criticized Fox News for its “fringe” practices, will now be involved in Showtime’s limited series about the network’s late founder, Roger Ailes.

The Orville star has been cast in The Loudest Voice in the Room, along with Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (The Girl), Simon McBurney (The Borgias) and Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders).

Based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book of the same name, The Loudest Voice in the Room will, according to the official description, focus “primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader,
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