'Bombshell' to Open a Week Early in Select Theaters

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'Bombshell'

Jay Roach's Fox News sexual harassment drama, which stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, is set to hit theaters in December.

Looking to build word of mouth, Lionsgate has decided to release Jay Roach's Bombshell a week early in select theaters.

The high-profile Fox News sexual harassment drama — starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie — will begin its limited run on Dec. 13 before opening nationwide on Dec. 20 as previously planned.

Bombshell is set to bow during the most crowded box office corridor of the year, both for movies competing in the awards race and holiday tentpoles.

Roach's film chronicles the sexual harassment scandal that brought down the late Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). Theron portrays Megyn Kelly, who, along with Gretchen Carlson (Kidman) and a slew of other women, publicly accused Ailes of sexual harassment in 2016.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Cats are also set to open nationwide on Dec. 20.