Check out this new trailer for Hugh Jackman’s upcoming film, The Front Runner. He is playing the character of 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Gary Hart in the movie and it is a true story of how Hart’s presidential campaign failed when the press started investigating into his personal life and a scandal erupted that included an affair he was having with actress and model Donna Rice.
The movie was directed by Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) and it was based on Matt Bai’s All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, and it takes us into “the backrooms where truths are drawn out and painful decisions are made.”
It looks like it will tell a fascinating and frustrating story. As you’ll see in the trailer, Jackman is also going to give an amazing performance. Here’s the synopsis:
The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.
The movie supporting cast includes Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, and Alfred Molina and it will hit theaters on November 7, 2018.