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Going Clear director Alex Gibney is making a Roger Ailes movie

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Ousted Fox News head Roger Ailes is rapidly becoming the movie-making topic of 2017. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Going Clear director Alex Gibney has settled on Ailes as the target of his next documentary film. Gibney’s film is the third major Ailes project to go into development since the former News Corp. bigwig lost his job last year over sexual harassment allegations from a number of female employees. The Big Short writer Charles Randolph recently sold a movie about Ailes (and former Fox News star Megyn Kelly) to Annapurna Pictures, while Spotlight director Tom McCarthy is producing a miniseries about Ailes for TV.

Gibney has confirmed his documentary’s existence, but refused to offer any future details. He’s currently developing the project independently, with no network attached for broadcast as of yet.


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