The Front Runner is a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Alfred Molina, Josh Brener, Mamoudou Athie, Oliver Cooper, Chris Coy, Bill Burr, Kaitlyn Dever, Tommy Dewey and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Front Runner

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday, November 02, 2018 released the trailer:
THE FRONT RUNNER - Official Trailer #2.

What is The Front Runner about?

After finishing second to Walter Mondale in the 1984 Democratic Party presidential primaries, former Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) is now the widely accepted frontrunner in the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Leading up to the formal launch of his campaign in April 1987, some of Gary's campaign staff are concerned he won't open up about himself (letting the public "get to know him"), instead focusing on ideas and policy. Meanwhile, at The Washington Post, editors and journalists discuss whether the paper should report on Hart's marital problems and rumoured promiscuity.
After the first week of campaigning, Gary joins his friend Billy Broadhurst (Toby Huss) for a yacht cruise from Miami to Bimini on the Monkey Business, where he meets Donna Rice (Sara Paxton), a young woman. Days later at an array of pay-phones in an airport, two reporters - A.J. Parker (Mamoudou Athie) of the Post and Tom Fiedler (Steve Zissis) of the Miami Herald - overhear Gary's end of a conversation, presumably with Rice.
On the campaign plane, Gary gets to know A.J., offering paternal advice and giving the young reporter a Tolstoy novel to learn about the Soviets. Later in Iowa, A.J. offends Gary during an interview by asking whether he has "a traditional marriage". Gary responds: "You want to know what I'm doing in my spare time, A.J., is that it? Follow me around, put a tail on me. You'd be very bored."
Meanwhile in Miami, Tom Fiedler has received an anonymous call from a young woman alleging that Hart "is having an affair with a friend of mine". Fiedler dismisses the call at first, but tracks two women on a flight to Washington D.C. and stakes out Hart's townhouse, seeing Hart go out and come back with Rice.

Who's in the The Front Runner cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Front Runner.

Hugh Jackman Gary Hart
Vera Farmiga Lee Hart Gary's wife
Alfred Molina Ben Bradlee editor of The Washington Post
Josh Brener Doug Wilson Hart campaign policy advisor
Mamoudou Athie A.J. Parker fictional Washington Post reporter
Oliver Cooper Joe Trippi Hart campaign deputy political director
Chris Coy Kevin Sweeney Hart campaign press secretary
Bill Burr Pete Murphy fictional Miami Herald reporter
Kaitlyn Dever Andrea Hart Gary's daughter
Tommy Dewey John Emerson deputy campaign manager
Molly Ephraim Irene Kelly fictional Hart campaign scheduler
J. K. Simmons Bill Dixon campaign manager
Spencer Garrett Bob Woodward Washington Post reporter
Ari Graynor Ann Devroy Washington Post reporter
Alex Karpovsky Mike Stratton Hart campaign advance man
Toby Huss Billy Broadhurst lobbyist
Mike Judge Jim Dunn Miami Herald investigations editor
Mark O'Brien Billy Shore Hart's body man
John Bedford Lloyd David Broder Washington Post reporter
Sara Paxton Donna Rice
Kevin Pollak Bob Martindale fictional Miami Herald publisher
Steve Zissis Tom Fiedler Miami Herald reporter
Jenna Kanell Ginny Terzano
RJ Brown Bill Martin
Steve Coulter Bob Kaiser
Nyasha Hatendi Roy Valentine
Margo Moorer Miami Assistant Editor
Kenneth Nance Jr. Herald Reporter
Courtney Ford Lynn Armandt
Rachel Walters Dana Weems
Randy Havens Alan Weinberg
Jen Landon Ann McDaniel (as Jennifer Landon)
Joe Chrest Ira Wyman
Mike Lawrence Mike Shanahan
Lee Armstrong Jack Germond
Jonny Pasvolsky Steve Dunleavy
Jeff Witzke Mike Ritchie
Michael Crider Bob Dole
Evan Castelloe John Hart
Stephanie Allynne SF TV Producer
Danny Kang SF Engineer (as Daniel Kang)
Evan Kelly SF Field Reporter 1
Joe Washington SF Field Reporter 2
Jon Meacham Georgetown Moderator
Lucius Baston DC Cab Driver
Patricia French Disco Waitress
Victor McCay Waldorf Emcee
Scott Deal Male Co-Correspondent
Carrie Walrond Hood Female Co-Correspondent (as Carrie Walrond)
Joanne Clendining NY Reporter
Tony Scott Telecom Engineer
Christen Orr Autograph Seeker
David Dillon Diner Waiter (as David Allen Dillon)
Cristina Figarola Miami Shouter 1
Kristopher Charles Miami Shouter 2
Jason Edwards Miami Shouter 3
Gara Coffey Flight Attendant
Monica Mears Campaign Reporter
Kendrick Cross Chairmaker
Matt Bai Rumba Reporter
Ryan Davenport Angry Woodsman
Collin Sutton Hunter 1
Bart Hansard Hunter 2
Deadra Moore Hunter 3
Chuck Tedder Hunter 4
Adam Drescher Hunter 5

When is The Front Runner released in cinemas?

The film The Front Runner was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on November 6, 2018 (United States), on November 21, 2018 (United States), on January 17, 2019 (Germany) and on January 25, 2019 (United Kingdom, Ireland) by Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA).

What are The Front Runner film specifications?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $3.2 million.

The film The Front Runner is rated with "R" rating.

The Front Runner filming. Principal photography began on September 18, 2017, in Georgia, with Jackman revealing the first image from the set that day.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Front Runner?

The Front Runner got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 60/100. But the audience dislikes the film.

More information about The Front Runner you can get at:

IMDB: The Front Runner

Wikipedia: The Front Runner (film)

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