Russell Crow is virtually unrecognizable in his latest role as Roger Ailes, former Chairman and CEO Fox News, in The Loudest Voice trailer.
Showtime has released a first look at the limited series that will hit the network on June 30. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will focus on the last decade of Roger’s life as he built Fox News into a cable-news powerhouse.
The movie stars Crowe as Roger Ailes, along with Sienna Miller as Roger’s wife, Elizabeth; Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson; Josh Charles as Carlson’s husband, Simon McBurney as Rupert Murdoch; Seth MacFarlane as Brian Lewis, former head of public relations at Fox News and Annabelle Wallis as former Fox News booker Laurie Luhn.
In the teaser, Roger’s voiceover proclaims, “Here in America, television news is king.”
The clip shows the building of Fox news and Roger’s penchant for being handsy with multiple women. In 2016, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger, alleging that she had been fired for turning down Roger’s sexual advances. Gretchen’s lawsuit led to Roger resigning from Fox News and other women filing claim against the media mogul.
The Loudest Voice will air on Showtime on June 30.