Date: 28th June 2017
Hugh Jackman will star as Sen. Gary Hart in Jason Reitman's political drama "The Frontrunner".
Hart was the frontrunner during the early stages of the 1988 race for the Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was rocked by revelations of an extramarital affair with Donna Rice. The Colorado senator then dropped out of the race.
Matt Bai, Jay Carson, and Reitman wrote the screenplay, based on Bai’s book "All the Truth Is Out", which chronicles Hart’s rise and dramatic fall. Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who had been trailing Hart, won the Democratic nomination and then lost to Republican George H.W. Bush.
"The Frontrunner" is being produced by Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook through their Right of Way Films in partnership with Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert.
Source: Press Release