The Front Runner Trailer

More Details Emerge in New “The Front Runner” Trailer

In an all too relevant true-story depiction, Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner has a new, plot-heavy trailer that gives us a lot more detail surrounding the film and its lead, Senator Gary Hart.

The trailer spends little time getting to the meat of the story, the 1998 Democratic primary.  Gary Hart was said to be the front-runner.  Full of charisma and a killer smile, the senator from Colorado had the world at his feet.  But for the first time, tabloid journalist and political journalist merged, running a story involving a potential extramarital affair between the famed politician and Donna Rice.

As the trailer progresses and we begin to see the added stress and unknowingness surrounding this new style of journalism, you begin to understand that 1998 was a year of change - and for Gary Hart, that was not a good sign.

Starring Huge Jackman as the infamous senator and Vera Farming as his wife, Lee, The Front Runner boasts an impressive batch of supporting players including Sara Paxton, J.K. Simmons, Ari Graynor, and Alfred Molina.  It will hit select theaters on November 16 before opening wide five days later.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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