Hugh Jackman will be Gary Hart in The Front Runner
Does the name Gary Hart ring a bell? Former politician in the 80s, he ran twice in the Democratic primaries in a race for the Presidency, in 1984 and 1988. A favorite the second time, he had to withdraw due to a sex scandal in his private life.
The director Jason Reitman chose Hugh Jackman to play the role of this controversial political figure. Jason Reitman believes that the story of Gary Hart contributed to a radical change in the way politicians are perceived by the press and now, at a time when information is not only spread by the media, it seems pertinent to review this story.
As for the filming locations, they are numerous. In the trailer released August 30th, 2018, we can see the Wolverine and Phineas Barnum actor seeking out photo sessions, giving campaign speeches and even leaving his home.
We can make out the veritable horde of journalists waiting for the politician in front of the Waldorf Astoria in New York, most likely wanting to question him on the affair that will cause his downfall.
Colorado Senator until 1987, and in full swing for the Presidency, we can imagine the many settings throughout the US. Don’t hesitate to contribute to the site if you are able to identify some of them!
Movie release scheduled for November 21st, 2018 in the United States.