Hugh Jackman is set to take on the role of former Senator Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s biopic about Hart titled “The Frontrunner”.
Hart served as a U.S. senator from Colorado from 1975 to 1987, but is most famous for his two bids for the presidency in 1984 and 1988.
During the latter campaign he was considered the frontrunner, but was hobbled by accusations in the media of an extramarital affair. Demanding media tail him to see the truth, the tabloids accepted and then photographed him with a woman aboard a yacht.
Hart eventually rebounded as a valuable voice on national security – warning the Bush administration of the possibility of the 9/11 attacks – and serving as Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.