Boardwalk Empire alum Aleksa Palladino
is set for a lead role opposite Russell Crowe
’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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