Deadline reported Thursday that the network is working on a biopic of Roger Ailes, the former Nixon aide who founded and has supervised Fox News Channel since its inception. The project, according to the report, is based on a book manuscript by journalist Gabriel Sherman, who has profiled Ailes for New York magazine. More strangely, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the co-hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, are listed as executive producers.
No script has been written, nor has Sherman’s book been published, so the project is likely at least a couple of years away from fruition. There’s no word on casting, but might I suggest Philip Seymour Hoffman, or possibly Paul Giamatti, even if it requires jowel-face?