The Front Runner is a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, November 02, 2018 released the trailer:
THE FRONT RUNNER - Official Trailer #2.
Gary Hart, a U.S. Senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted frontrunner in the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to Vice Presidential nominee Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to "follow him around" while he's not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by reporters from The Miami Herald. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now-former Senator.
Principal photography began on September 18, 2017, with Jackman revealing the first image from the set that day.
The film The Front Runner was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Stage 6 Films, United International Pictures (UIP), Feelgood Entertainment, Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on November 6, 2018 (United States), on November 21, 2018 (United States) and on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom, Ireland).
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $3.2 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
The Front Runner got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either.
Official website: thefrontrunner.movie/site
Wikipedia: The Front Runner (film)