At the end of the year, Hugh Jackman will try on the image of the greatest showman on Earth, and it looks like biographical tapes will be registered in the plans of the Hollywood star for a long time. As the site The Hollywood Reporter managed to find out, Jackman will trade circus art for politics - the actor will play the main role in the film The Frontrunner .|
The film tells the gripping and controversial story of Gary Hart, a charismatic Colorado senator who had every chance of becoming a Democratic nominee in the 1988 presidential election. Everything went according to plan until the moment when the press unearthed the details of Hart's personal life, attributing to him an affair with fashion model Donna Rice . After a scandal erupted, Hart decided to leave the race.
The director's chair for the project will be Jason Reitman (Juno), who has already addressed the topic of politics in the movie "They Smoke Here", which made fun of Washington lobbyists. Now the nominee for "Oscar" is preparing for the release of the comedy "Tully" with Charlize Theron in the title role. The script for the new film Reitman was co-written with former Hillary Clinton press secretary Jay Carson (House of Cards) and political journalist Matt Bye, whose book formed the basis of the film.
The story of Gary Hart marked a turning point in the relationship of American politicians with the media - before that, journalists turned a blind eye to their adultery - and ushered in the era of tabloids, when the disclosure of personal details is considered fair play.
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