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Hugh Jackman’s Presidential Campaign Crumbles in the New Trailer for ‘The Front Runner’

Published on August 30th, 2018 | Updated on August 30th, 2018 | By FanFest

Hugh Jackman is running for president in the upcoming film The Front Runner, that is until his campaign begins to fall apart.

Based on a true story, Jackman plays political candidate Gary Hart, a man who was once considered to be a shoe-in for the 1988 Democratic presidential bid. Hart was deemed a front-runner in the candidate race when a shocking revelation from his personal life completely sidelined his campaign and changed the course of politics forever.

On Thursday, Sony Pictures dropped a brand new trailer for the upcoming film. Check out the trailer below.

Based on a book by Matt Bai called All the Truth is Out, The Front Runner is directed by Jason Reitman. Reitman also wrote the script along with Bai and Jay Carson. The film is produced by Helen Estabrook and Aaron L. Gilbert in addition to Reitman.

In addition to Jackman, The Front Runner also stars Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, and Alfred Molina.

The Front Runner will hit theaters appropriately on Election Day, November 7th, 2018.

What do you think about the trailer for The Front Runner? Let us know your thoughts down in the comment section, and check out the official film synopsis and film poster below as well.


[row]”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. 

Also starring Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, and Alfred Molina, The Front Runner is written by Matt Bai & Jay Carson & Jason Reitman, based on the book All the Truth is Out by Matt Bai and produced by Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook of Right of Way Films and Aaron L. Gilbert of BRON Studios.”[/row]


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