• 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jay Roach
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow
  • UK release: 17 January 2020

The story of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. It favours snappiness rather than a serious examination of the crimes, but Theron is excellent as Megyn Kelly and Kidman and Robbie are also compelling. Slick, glossy and entertaining, but it could have used more sensitivity and anger.

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Charlize Theron didn't meet Megyn Kelly before Bombshell role

15 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Charlize Theron did not meet Megyn Kelly before playing her in 'Bombshell'. Charlize portrays the news anchor in the film, which tells the story of how women at Fox News set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment but chose not to get…


13 Jan 20203 stars

Charlize Theron is the standout in this star-studded take on the Fox News sexual harassment scandal

The most contentious of American institutions, Fox News, receives a brisk dressing down in this glossy, entertaining spin on the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal. It's provocative material – a film that requires you to sympathise with those who…

Nicole Kidman got Bombshell advice from Meryl Streep

11 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Nicole Kidman asked Meryl Streep for advice before accepting a role in 'Bombshell'. Nicole, 52, plays newscaster Gretchen Carlson in the biographical drama which tells the story of how women at Fox News set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual…

Margot Robbie researched Legally Blonde's Elle for Bombshell role

3 Jan 2020

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Margot Robbie created a fake Twitter account and recited Elle Woods' 'Legally Blonde' monologue on a daily basis to get into character for 'Bombshell'. In the movie – which tells the real-life story of the women of Fox News who accused former network…

Charlize Theron impressed by Margot Robbie

27 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Charlize Theron says Margot Robbie reminds her of herself. The Oscar-winning actress was very "impressed" by her 'Bombshell' co-star and can see a lot of her own ambition reflected in the younger actress. She said: "Margot really impressed me. She…

Charlize Theron hesitated over Bombshell role

27 Nov 2019

Film gossip

Charlize Theron felt "conflicted" about portraying Megyn Kelly in 'Bombshell'. The 44-year-old actress admired many traits of the broadcaster, but was also "uncomfortable" with some of her views, so was reluctant to sign up to star alongside Margot…

Margot Robbie 'rattled' by Bombshell script

15 Nov 2019

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Margot Robbie was "rattled" after reading the 'Bombshell' script for the first time. The 'I, Tonya' actress plays an aspiring broadcast journalist in the film, which tells the story of female Fox News employees and their allegations against CEO Roger…

Nicole Kidman: Meryl Streep backed Bombshell role

4 Sep 2019

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Nicole Kidman reveals Meryl Streep convinced her to take her 'Bombshell' role. The 'Big Little Lies' actress revealed she spoke to her co-star about the possibility of playing Gretchen Carson in the upcoming drama about female Fox News employees and…

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