The Front Runner stars Hugh Jackman as American Senator Gary Hart, whose 1988 presidential campaign was a shoe-in until… he was caught in a scandalous love affair.
Good job that didn’t happen to Bill Clinton, eh?
Although I don’t know a huge amount about the story, since I was only 16 at the time and didn’t much care for Amerian politics back then, and that Hart is just a name from the past, this does look quite fascinating. Sometimes, it’s the stories or documentaries about people you’re not familiar with who end up being the most interesting.
The Front Runner is released in the UK on January 25th 2019, so presumably in the running for Oscars and BAFTAs.
Director: Jason Reitman
Also stars: Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, JK Simmons, Courtney Ford, Ari Graynor, Kevin Pollak, Bill Burr, Daniel Kang, Jennifer Landon, Chris Coy, Mike Judge, Josh Brener
Check out the trailer below:
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