THE FRONT RUN­NER

PO­LIT­I­CAL BIOPIC

NW - - The Big Turn On -

WHO: Aussie hot­tie Hugh Jack­man.

WHAT: In this sexy – and scan­dalous – biopic, Os­car-nom­i­nated Hugh plays charis­matic politi­cian Gary Hart whose ca­reer cops a ma­jor set­back when he’s ac­cused of hav­ing a steamy ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair dur­ing the 1988 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign. “What made the role so tricky is that Gary was an enigma... mys­te­ri­ous even to the peo­ple who knew him best. How do you play some­one like that? He nav­i­gated it beau­ti­fully,” says di­rec­tor Ja­son Reit­man of Hugh’s per­for­mance. In cin­e­mas Thurs­day Jan­uary 24

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