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About The Front Runner

Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart in this thrilling drama following 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. But 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 leaving a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons and Alfred Molina.

Executive Producer

Matt Bai, Michael Beugg, Jason Blumenfield, Jay Carson, Chris Conover, Edward Carpezzi, Jason Cloth, David Gendron, Ali Jazayeri, Steven Thibault

Actor

J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Vera Farmiga, Hugh Jackman

Screenplay

Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman

Based on a Work by

Matt Bai

Producer

Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, Aaron Gilbert

Director

Jason Reitman