'The Front Runner' Trailer: Hugh Jackman Takes On Political Sex Scandal

Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman is taking on a different kind of role, as he will play Gary Hart in The Front Runner. The first trailer for the political drama from Sony was released and it looks like we have a sex scandal on our hands! Oh, how different the time we have, huh?

The Front Runner follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who was running for President in 1988 as a Democrat. During the campaign, Hart was considered the frontrunner in the race. However, his campaign was sidelined when an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice came to light. At the time, it was the first merger between tabloid journalism and political journalism. Eventually, Sen. Hart dropped out of the race.

As this first trailer comes to an end, the extramarital affair is about to become headline news, so he warns his wife, played by Vera Farmiga. He says, "There's going to be a story tomorrow about me." Check out the full synopsis for The Front Runner here:

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.

Now check out the first trailer for The Front Runner here:

The Front Runner hits theaters on November 21.


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