Jay Roach Says the Point of ‘Bombshell,’ Despite Focus on Fox News, Is a Nonpartisan Issue

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Jay Roach Says the Point of ‘Bombshell,’ Despite Focus on Fox News, Is a Nonpartisan Issue
When your movie is focused on the 2016 downfall of Fox News CEO and chairman Roger Ailes in the wake of a damning sexual harassment scandal, you’re going to get criticism from both ends of the political criticism because your target is, in fact, Fox. Such is the case with director Jay Roach’s “Bombshell,” written by Charles Randolph, which chronicles Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) and Gretchen Carlson’s (Nicole Kidman) takedown of their boss after a long, repeating history of bad behavior in the workplace.

In a recent interview with Uproxx, Roach, who previously tackled the political landscape with the 2012 HBO film “Game Change,” said he’s surprised by the vehement reactions coming at him on either side. For the director, the focus at the movie’s core, which is on the harassment these women had to endure in the workplace and even beyond, is “a nonpartisan issue.”

“Some
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