Ashley Greene To Play Former ‘Fox & Friends’ Host Abby Huntsman In Roger Ailes Film

Greene is set to play former Fox & Friends host Abby Huntsman. EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Greene has been added to the robust, all-star cast of the Jay Roach's yet-to-be-titled Fox News project about the women who fought against network boss Roger Ailes and his toxic male culture.
BRON Studios is co-financing the production which is already shooting and Lionsgate is finalizing their domestic deal to distribute and co-finance; the studio is already selling foreign on the pic as Deadline exclusively reported from AFM. The project was originally set up at Annapurna.
Her other credits include CBGB, James Franco's In Dubious Battle as well as the DirecTV drama Rogue. Greene is known for her role in the Twilight blockbuster franchise adapted from the popular YA novels.
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Elisabeth Rohm and Spencer Garrett will appear as Fox News hosts Martha MacCallum and Sean Hannity respectively. The film will also feature  Kate McKinnon, Mark Duplass, and Alice Eve. Alanna Ubach will play Fox News host Jeanine Pirro.
Penned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph (The Big Short), the Twilight alum joins a roster of actors who will step into the roles of other players in the Fox News Channel universe. John Lithgow takes the role of Ailes, Nicole Kidman will play Gretchen Carlson, Margot Robbie will portray producer Kayla Pospisil and Charlize Theron will appear as Megyn Kelly. Allison Janney will play trailblazing feminist lawyer Susan Estrich.
She exited her post at Fox & Friends to join The View earlier this year, giving the daytime talk show a second conservative host to keep Meghan McCain company. Ambassador to Russia Jon Hunstman, joined Fox News as a reporter in 2015 and went on to co-host Fox & Friends Weekend a year later. Huntsman, daughter of U.S.

Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes-Fox News Movie Adds Brigette Lundy-Paine & Liv Hewson

Hewson will play Lily, the assistant to Theron's Megyn Kelly. Lundy-Paine will play the role of Julia Clarke in the Charles Randolph-scripted feature from Bron Studios that stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie as the women who took down the Fox News Channel chief who created a toxic male corporate culture.
Hewson is repped by UTA,  Aran Michael Management and Mosaic.
She also starred in the second season of BBC's Jane Campion-Gerard Lee drama series Top of the Lake. Her feature credits include Open Road's supernatural thriller Before I Fall based on Lauren Oliver’s YA best-seller and Sony Classics' Mark Turtletaub drama Puzzle opposite Kelly Macdonald. An Australian native, Hewson first came to the attention of American audiences as the daughter to Drew Barrymore's "mombie" on Santa Clarita Diet.
EXCLUSIVE: Jay Roach's untitled Roger Ailes movie has tapped two Netflix stars: Brigette Lundy-Paine from Atypical and Liv Hewson from Santa Clarita Diet.
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The actress' film credits include Alexander Payne's Downsizing and the Lionsgate drama The Glass Castle. Lundy-Paine is repped by The Gersh Agency. On Atypical, which was just picked up for a third season, Lundy-Paine plays Casey, the outspoken, younger sister and fierce protector of an autistic teenage boy.
They are also handling the pic's foreign sales. Lionsgate is currently in the midst of finalizing a domestic distribution and co-financing deal on the Roger Ailes-Fox News movie.

Megyn Kelly Apologizes, Declares “History Of Blackface In Our Culture Is Abhorrent”

I look forward to continuing that discussion. I’ve never been a “pc” kind of person — but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year. This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity and honor, and I want to be part of that.
Today is one of those days where listening carefully to other points of view, including from friends and colleagues, is leading me to rethink my own views. One of the wonderful things about my job is that I get the chance to express and hear a lot of opinions.
During discussion on her program this morning, seated with an all-white panel, the former Fox News Channel primetime star who famously insisted Santa Claus must be white decided blackface Halloween costumes was a cause worth falling on her sword for.
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When we had the roundtable discussion earlier today about the controversy of making your face look like a different race as part of a Halloween costume, I suggested that this seemed okay if done as part of this holiday where people have the chance to make themselves look like others. To me, I thought, why would it be controversial for someone dressing up as Diana Ross to make herself look like this amazing woman as a way of honoring and respecting her? The iconic Diana Ross came up as an example.
Kamau Bell: “@megynkelly – “I don’t get why Black face is so offensive?” Also @megynkelly – “KIDS, NEVER FORGET SANTA CLAUS IS WHITE!!!” Chimed in W.
"Back when I was a kid, that was OK just as long as you were dressing as a character." “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween," she complained.
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Kelly said she realizes "now" that it is "indeed wrong," adding her revelation that "the history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent, the wounds too deep." "Today is one of those days where listening carefully to other points of view, including from friends and colleagues, is leading me to rethink my own views," she said, previously having missed this decades-old conversation.
Hours after Megyn Kelly complained on her Today show hour about a PC-police Halloween costume crackdown preventing the donning of blackface for Halloween, she sent a note of apology to NBC colleagues.
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The quartet was discussing campus attempts to discourage “inappropriate and offensive costumes” during Halloween season. "What is racist?” Kelly asked her panel of guests Jenna Bush Hager, MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff and Melissa Rivers.
Here is Kelly's apology to her colleagues at NBC:
The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep. I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry.
Twitter pretty much torched her over that one. Interesting.” And pretending to not understand the historical roots of the issue (nor bother to raise them). Soledad O'Brien, for instance, tweeted: "With a panel of white people. On the Today show.