Sometimes a teaser comes along and just gets it right.
The teaser for ‘Bombshell’ does just that.
The teaser starts with Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie, which is never a bad thing). She’s nervous, and everyone around is nervous for her. She then gets onto an elevator and reluctantly hits floor 2. The elevator goes up and Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron who does not look like Charlize at all) enters, and she is instantly recognizable. Megyn notices Kayla is nervous and you start to wonder where she’s headed. Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) then enters, sees the girls, sees the floor, and knows what’s about to happen. The teaser ends with elevator doors opening on Fox News HQ.
Barely a word is said, only Gretchen telling Megyn that it’s hot in there, that’s it. Simple, yet very effective. We know what the movie is about because we know the history of what’s to come for these ladies.
For some reason, I don’t think you will see any advertisements on Fox News.
‘Bombshell’ releases on December 20, 2019.