Magazine article Screen International

Hugh Jackman Political Drama 'The Front Runner' Lands at Sony

Magazine article Screen International

Hugh Jackman Political Drama 'The Front Runner' Lands at Sony

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Studio plans autumn release.

’The Front Runner’

Sony Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to BRON Studios’ The Front Runner directed by Jason Reitman and starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and J.K. Simmons.

The studio plans an autumn release in the awards season corridor timed to coincide with the mid-term US elections.

The Front Runner chronicles the rise and fall of former Democratic frontrunner Gary Hart, who was considered a shoo-in for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was derailed by his affair with Donna Rice.

The film also stars Mamoudou Athie, Josh Brener, Kaitlyn Dever, Tommy Dewey, Molly Ephraim, Spencer Garrett, Ari Graynor, Toby Huss, Mike Judge, Alex Karpovsky, Mark O’Brien, Sara Paxton, Kevin Pollak, and Steve Zissishe.

Veteran political journalist Matt Bai, former Hillary Clinton press secretary Jay Carson, and Reitman adapted the screenplay based on Bai’s 2014 book All the Truth Is Out.

Reitman and Helen Estabrook produced through their Right of Way Films in partnership with BRON Studios’ Gilbert, who are backed by Creative Wealth Media. …

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