Sony to launch Gary Hart drama starring Hugh Jackman

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AP This combination photo shows Democratic presidential prospect Gary Hart withdrawing from the governmental race on in Denver on May 8, 1987, left, and star Hugh Jackman at the 7th yearly AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 5, 2018. Jackman will portray Hart in “The Front Runner,” about Hart’s 1988 Presidential quote. Sony Pictures, who obtained the worldwide circulation rights, state they will release the movie in the fall to coincide with both awards season and the election.

Thursday, May 10, 2018|6:17 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Sony Pictures has gotten the worldwide distribution rights for a movie about Gary Hart’s 1988 governmental bid. The studio said Thursday that it will release “The Front Runner” in the fall to accompany both awards season and the election.

Hugh Jackman is starring as Hart in the movie from director Jason Reitman. The film will chronicle the political leader’s rise and fall as an adulterous affair with a female named Donna Rice ended up being tabloid fodder and a nationwide scandal.

Reitman says he can’t wait on audiences to see Jackman’s change into the complex figure. Reitman calls Jackman’s efficiency “humanist.”

The movie script is based upon reporter Matt Bai’s 2014 book “All the Reality is Out.” It was co-written by Reitman, Bai and former Hillary Clinton press secretary Jay Carson.

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