The recent implosion of ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes will become fodder for a TV mini-series. And the producer is the same one as The Purge movies, because let's face it, for many women at Fox News, Ailes's reign was a real-life horror story.
According to the NY Times, Tom McCarthy, who directed and co-wrote the Oscar-winning film, Spotlight, will be an executive producer while Jason Blum, known for horror movies like 'The Purge,' will produce. Blum also had a hand in HBO’s Emmy Award-winning “The Jinx,” about allegedly murderous real estate scion Robert Durst.
Gabriel Sherman, the New York magazine journalist whose years of reporting on Ailes allegedly drove the executive to scheme on how to get back at him, is also part of the project.
"[Blum's production company] Blumhouse did not say whether a TV network had agreed to license the series, nor did it give a time frame for when the series might become available," Variety reports.
Ailes was accused of sexually harassing female Fox News employees in a series of damning allegations resulting from Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against him. Carlson, who claimed she was unfairly fired as well, settled with Fox News for $20 million. Ailes has insisted he is innocent and received $60 million from Fox News for his exit.