Full International Trailer for 'The Front Runner' Starring Hugh Jackman
"I've never known a guy so talented at untangling politics so that anyone can understand them." Sony Pictures has released a new international trailer for Jason Reitman's next film The Front Runner, which premiered to strong reviews at the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals. It's the second film from Reitman being released this year, along with Tully earlier in the summer. Based on a true story, Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart, who was going to be President. Instead, he changed American Politics forever. Get ready for this. His campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair which then becomes headline news. Also starring Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Courtney Ford, Ari Graynor, Kevin Pollak, and Alfred Molina. I caught this at TIFF and it's superb, an engaging political drama. It's opening on Election Day in a few weeks.
Here's the international trailer (+ new poster) for Jason Reitman's The Front Runner, from YouTube:
The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart (Hugh Jackman), 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 Front Runner is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman, director of the films Thank You for Smoking, June, Up in the Air, Young Adult, Labor Day, Men Women & Children, and Tully previously. The screenplay is written by Matt Bai & Jay Carson & Jason Reitman, based on the book All the Truth is Out by Matt Bai. The film is premiering at the Telluride & Toronto Film Festivals. Sony Pictures will release Reitman's The Front Runner in select theaters starting November 6th, Election Day, later this fall.
As long as sex is a scandal, these societies don't get the chance to be normal ...
shiboleth on Oct 25, 2018
Yeah, sounds credible. Still, the whole thing that you described looks like a pure moralizing. I mean, politicians lie about so many things during elections (and later) and people know that. Not usually, not mostly, everybody knows that politicians lie before and after elections. But when it comes to sex then it is a real scandal? No, it's not. Suddenly, the whole thing becomes the question of lying? In fact, the question about the sex is a scandal, a moralizing one, something that people shouldn't have to answer. Honestly, lying about budget is really dangerous act, sex we don't know about isn't. Nope, not even close ...
shiboleth on Oct 31, 2018
Boom! I hope this can be another big hit for Reitman. It's been awhile.
DAVIDPD on Oct 26, 2018
You know I'm kinda interested in seeing this but I think this so called "based on a true story" seems like pure liberal fantasy.
JohnDoeB on Oct 31, 2018
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