Russell Crowe Envisions Fox News Founder Roger Ailes in ‘The Loudest Voice’ (PHOTOS)
The Loudest Voice, starring Oscar and Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes, premieres Sunday, June 30.
The highly-anticipated, seven-part, limited series is based on extensive reporting by Gabriel Sherman in his bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, which included interviews with more than 600 people.
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The upcoming limited series focuses 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.
In addition to Crowe, the star-studded cast includes: Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor 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, Josh Charles as Casey Close, Gretchen Carlson’s husband, and Josh Stamberg as former Fox executive Bill Shine.
Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the new series.
The Loudest Voice, Premiere, Sunday, June 30, 10/9c, SHOWTIME