The Loudest Voice — Official Trailer

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added: Thu, May 9th '19

Russell Crowe demands "absolute loyalty" in the new official trailer for the upcoming Showtime miniseries "The Loudest Voice."

Nearly unrecognizable under heavy prosthetic makeup, the Australian Oscar-winner portrays controversial Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes in this seven-part adaptation of journalist Gabriel Sherman's best-selling investigative book "The Loudest Voice In The Room."

The drama charts the meteoric rise and fall of Ailes who was responsible for turning the Fox News network into a ratings powerhouse and re-shaping the political landscape in America.

Ailes, who died in 2017 at age 77, was forced to resign in 2016 due to a widely publicized sexual harassment scandal, which included a lawsuit filed by Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson.

Naomi Watts plays Carlson in the miniseries.

Additionally, the cast includes Simon McBurney as FOX mogul Rupert Murdoch; Sienna Miller as Roger's wife, Beth Ailes; Seth MacFarlane as Ailes' right-hand man, Fox executive Brian Lewis, and Annabelle Wallis as Fox News booker Laurie Luhn.

Emmy-nominated helmer Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale, Vikings) starts things off by directing the first two episodes. While various episodes are helmed by Emmy-nominated director Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones) and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Frears (The Queen).

"The Loudest Voice" is premiering Sunday, June 30th on Showtime.

synopsis:
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.

Based on extensive reporting by Gabriel Sherman for his bestselling book, "The Loudest Voice In The Room," 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 Ailes' political career and including 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.

 

directed by   Kari Skogland, Jeremy Podeswa, Stephen Frears (various episodes)

starring   Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Simon McBurney, Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Annabelle Wallis, Josh Stamberg, Josh Charles, Aleksa Palladino, Barry Watson, Josh Helman

release date   June 30, 2019 (on Showtime)

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