Skip to comments.Hugh Jackman to Play Gary Hart In ‘The Frontrunner’
Posted on 06/28/2017 1:04:21 PM PDT by drewh
Hugh Jackman has been cast as former George McGovern campaign manager, Colorado senator, and failed Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart in director Jason Reitmans upcoming political drama The Frontrunner. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 48-year-old Logan star will play Hart, who was widely considered the frontrunner to secure the Democratic nomination for president in 1988 before news reports alleging an extramarital affair between the Colorado senator and Donna Rice sank his campaign.
In May of 1987, Hart famously told the New York Times to follow me around after rumors had surfaced about the candidates alleged affair; the Miami Herald published a report the same day claiming that Hart had spent the weekend at his Washington, D.C. townhouse with a woman later identified as Rice. Hart was also famously photographed with Rice on a yacht named Monkey Business, on which the pair sailed to Bimini in March, 1987.
The candidate suspended his campaign later that month, though he returned to the race briefly in December before dropping out again. Mike Dukakis ultimately earned the Democratic nomination, but lost the general election to George H.W. Bush.
Jackman is set to appear next in The Greatest Showman, in which he plays legendary circus man P.T. Barnum. Reitman is reportedly in post-production on the Charlize Theron-starring comedy Tully.
News of Jackmans casting as Hart comes as several other in-demand actors have been cast as politicians in recent weeks. On Tuesday, The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort signed on to play former president John F. Kennedy in the historical drama Mayday 109, while Oscar-winner Christian Bale will reportedly play former Vice President Dick Cheney in an upcoming film from The Big Short writer-director Adam McKay.
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Why would anyone pay to see a movie about Gary Hart?
Oh, can’t wait, wow, super interesting.
I’m not sure how to pass the time until it finally arrives, maybe I will just freeze myself.
Hollywood jumps shark..........film at eleven....................
Who the hell cares about Gary Hart?? That movie is already a failure, and it hasn’t even been made yet.
I bet 80% of Americans couldn’t tell you who he is. That figure probably gets close to 99% for people under 30.
Have you heard about the Gary Hart weight loss program? Eat rice and run. (I have been waiting over 30 years to bring up that joke.)
It might depends on who plays Donna Rice.
He visited my high school days before scandal broke. I shook his hand. Lol
Emma Thompson as Donna Rice would be funny.
His real name is Gary Hartpence
IIRC, Donna Rice has expressed regrets about her earlier lifestyle and is now an outspoken, pro-family conservative.
Nothing to see. It was a personal consensual relationship. Blah blah blah...
My how times have changed.
They should reclassify it from a drama to a comedy.
Donna Rice Hughes became a pretty solid conservative over time. Se supported Trump last year.
There are so many poli-sci majors, they’re going to bundle it into the “materials” charge. The “school” makes money, the film makes money...
I don't know, maybe democrats who are growing disillusioned with the democrat party for being such losers would want to look back on a simpler time, when it was their parent's generation of democrats who were losers?
Why would Hugh Jackman want this role? He's an A-lister, and this doesn't seem like an A list kind of role. Maybe he wants to re work his image to be more non-superhero-ish. At least he doesn't have to work out all the time for this movie.
Know what Gary Hart’s big mistake was?
Not having Ted Kennedy drive her home.
I'd rather see a movie of Hugh Jackman playing Hugh Jackman. I recently watched him in "Logan." Sad to think he'll never be playing Wolverine again.
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