The Front Runner (2018)

Drama, Biography
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Jason Reitman
Written by
Hugh Jackman, J. K. Simmons, Bill Burr, Vera Farmiga, Alfred Molina, Kaitlyn Dever, Sara Paxton, Molly Ephraim, Courtney Ford, Ari Graynor, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Landon, Chris Coy, Mike Judge
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American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.

Described as a dark comedy, the film is based on Matt Bai's book, All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. Hugh Jackman was cast as Hart in June 2017, with the rest of the principal cast filling out shortly after that. Production commenced in September 2017.

The Front Runner had its world premiere at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival, prior to its theatrical debut.

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