I’m partial towards good political dramas, especially when they’re true. Much of what goes on behind the scenes in politics, ordinary folk don’t hear about for years. When the truth does reveal itself, it’s often wackier than any piece of fiction. That definitely seems to be the case here with the trailer for director Jason Reitman’s new movie The Front Runner; Hugh Jackman stars as the 1988 presidential candidate Gary Hart.
When it comes to presidential races, those who don’t win are often forgotten to time, but The Front Runner’s trailer does an excellent job at reintroducing a man who was extremely popular back in the ‘80s. Alas Gary Hart’s popularity and political ambitions took a sharp nosedive after he faced a scandal involving having an affair. Because of the intense media coverage, Hart was forced to withdraw from the race.
With the world all about politics at the moment, it’ll be interesting to see how The Front Runner fares when it arrives in movie theaters on November 7th (Election Day!) in select cities.