Michael Shannon says he’d never play our sitting president, but another thespian Hollywood has always loved to cast as a bad guy is slated to play someone nearly as evil. The legendary John Lithgow, Variety reports, will be taking the role of no less than Roger Ailes, the late, disgraced media mogul who turned Fox News into what it is today. These days Lithgow has mostly (though not exclusively) been playing kind characters, from the nice grandpa in Interstellar to the touchy-feely, uh, grandpa opposite Mel Gibson in Daddy’s Home 2.

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