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.