“The Front Runner” by Jason Reitman is the Opening Film of the 36th Torino Film Festival
26 October 2018
“The Front Runner,” directed by Jason Reitman and starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons, and Alfred Molina, will be the opening movie of the 36th Torino Film Festival (November 23 – December 1, 2018).
The director will present his new movie in person at the festival.
Based on the book “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid” by the American journalist and screenwriter Matt Bai, “The Front Runner” tells the story which involved U.S. Senator Gary Hart in 1988. During the race, Hart, the Democratic presidential candidate, saw any chance he had of winning vanish when the newspapers broke the news of his possible extramarital affair with the model Donna Rice Hughes. For the first time, gossip about a politicians’ private life was on the front page of the newspapers.
“The Front Runner” will be released in Italian cinemas on February 21, 2019, distributed by Warner Bros Entertainment Italia.