Read | Mirror’s review for ‘Bombshell’: A real-life tale with ‘brilliant and award-worthy performances’

Read | Mirror’s review for ‘Bombshell’: A real-life tale with ‘brilliant and award-worthy performances’

Oscar-nominated Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie are joined by Nicole Kidman to complete an outstanding trio of talent, playing the sharp, smart, professional and highly polished news presenters seeking to bring down the predatory boss of the Fox News TV network, Roger Ailes.

It’s Theron who ­dominates the film as Megyn Kelly, Fox’s highest profile journalist, a spiky and demanding presence who describes herself as a lawyer not a feminist, and is more keen on achieving high ratings than popularity with her colleagues.

Kidman plays the least flashy but vital role of Gretchen Carlson, the journalist who sues Ailes when demoted then fired after refusing her boss’s sexual advances.

It was this legal action that lifted the lid on Ailes’ behaviour and made it known to the public.

Read more here and watch trailer below