Russell Crowe to play Roger Ailes in adaptation of ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’


Australian actor Russell Crowe has been cast to play late Fox News president Roger Ailes in the Showtime adaptation of the book The Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman.

According to Deadline, the series has yet to be given an official title and will be a Blumhouse Production. However, Showtime has landed award-winning actor Russell Crowe to star in the new series.

Also involved in writing the show is Tom McCarthy, who won an Oscar for his work on the film Spotlight. The film was also about the news, as it looked into the reporters who exposed the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. McCarthy is also set to be an executive producer on the project along with Jason Blum.

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This will be the TV debut of Russell Crowe, who hasn’t been in many major projects lately. The Australian actor is an interesting choice to play Ailes. Crowe is a superbly talented actor who was one of the biggest actors of the 2000’s.

After winning an Oscar for his role as Roman general Maximus in Gladiator, he went on to star in A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander, Cinderella Man, and American Gangster, all excellent movies which show Crowe as an actor with an impressive range.

Although he hasn’t been in quite as many movies recently, Crowe appeared as Inspector Javert in the 2012 movie version of the musical Les Miserables. On the other hand, Blumhouse has no shortage of recent hits. Get Out and The Purge are just some of their recent hits. But their most recent big venture in television will be the HBO series Sharp Objects, the adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s debut novel.

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Will you be tuning in to the new series? Be sure to check back here for more updates following Crowe’s casting!