Hugh Jackman Is US Presidential Candidate Gary Hart In ‘The Front Runner’

He had charisma, intelligence and that ‘IT’ factor. Gary Hart, the Democratic frontrunner, was poised to take the Oval back in the 80s. However, it all got derailed when a picture surfaced showing him posing with actress/model Donna Rice. Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman tells the true story that changed American politics in his upcoming film The Front Runner.

Hugh Jackman steps in to play Hart while Vera Farmiga portrays his wife Lee Hart. J.K. Simmons jump on board as campaign manager Bill Dixon. Alfred Molina, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim and Sara Paxton also co-star. The latter takes on the role of Rice.

The Front Runner premieres August 31 at the Telluride Film Festival. It arrives in theaters on November 7, 2018. Check out the trailer below.

The Front Runner Movie Trailer