Sony Pictures has just released a full trailer and new poster for The Front Runner starring Hugh Jackman. Jackman plays disgraced presidential candidate Gary Hart in this drama based on true events.
Given the timing and subject matter, Sony Pictures has got to be hoping Americans aren’t completely exhausted by politics come November 2018. Sony’s set a November 7th limited theatrical released followed by an expanded release in select cities on November 16th. The film will then open in wide release on November 21st.
Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) directs and co-wrote the screenplay with Matt Bai. The film’s based on Bai’s book All the Truth is Out. Reitman, Helen Estabrook, and Aaron L. Gilbert produced.
In addition to Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables), the cast of the 2018 drama includes Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and two-time Emmy nominee Alfred Molina (Feud, The Normal Heart).
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Eric Steelberg, editor Stefan Grube, production designer Steve Saklad, and costume designer Danny Glicker, with music provided by Rob Simonsen.
The Plot: “Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman in the new thrilling drama The Front Runner. 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.”