Jackman currently stars as U.S. Senator Gary Hart in “The Front Runner,” Jason Reitman’s drama about the politician who went from being the favorite to capture the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination to pulling out of the race when the press discovered he’d been having an affair with a campaign aide, Donna Rice.
The film recently premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and also screened in Toronto, and will be released by Sony on Nov. 6.
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