Russell Crowe Is Utterly Unrecognizable As Late Fox News Boss Roger Ailes

The "Gladiator" star portrays Ailes in a Showtime series slated for 2019.

You’ve never seen Russell Crowe like this before.

The Oscar-winning actor has been transformed into the late Fox News chief Roger Ailes for an upcoming Showtime series. Crowe was snapped in character as filming began in New York this week, per People magazine. 

Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane and Annabelle Wallis also star in the show, based on Gabriel Sherman’s tell-all book The Loudest Voice In The Room. It’s slated for a 2019 release.

Ailes died in May 2017 at age 77. He left Fox News, which he help build, in the summer of 2016 after multiple women alleged he pressured them into sexual relationships.

The Showtime series will focus “primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader” and “the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end,” Showtime said in October.