Hugh Jackman is politician Gary Hart in The Front Runner, a film about Hart’s failed attempt to become United States president in 1988. Unsurprisingly, Jackman’s performance is receiving a lot of praise. The Front Runner is set to premiere November 6, 2018.
About The Front Runner
Official Description: American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.
The story of Hart’s political rise and fall is a fantastic one for political junkies. As a film, it could be even more spectacular. Director Jason Reitman, who also helped write the screenplay, has a lot of juicy drama to play with; the media’s influence; crumbling political momentum; powerful men falling from grace; extramarital affairs. The trailer for The Front Runner packs a lot of that potential drama into a high-energy two and a half minutes. The cast is also phenomenal, including JK Simmons, Alfred Molina, Vera Farmiga, and a rare appearance in a film by comedian Bill Burr.
The Front Runner features a cast that includes …
Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart
Vera Farmiga as Oletha “Lee” Hart
J. K. Simmons as Bill Dixon
Alfred Molina as Ben Bradlee
Sara Paxton as Donna Rice
Mamoudou Athie as A.J. Parker
John Bedford Lloyd as David S. Broder
Bill Burr as a Miami Herald reporter
Kaitlyn Dever as Andrea Hart
Molly Ephraim as Irene Kelly
The early buzz is all about Hugh Jackman’s performance. It appears the Aussie actor has another nomination coming his way. Playing Gary Hart will no doubt give him a lot to do. Hart was a force of nature in the political scene up until the scandal shredded all hope in a matter of days. Jackman gets to go from a hero and beloved leader to being shamed, effectively, off the face of the Earth.
Did this trailer get you excited for The Front Runner?
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