Hugh Jackman is sex scandal-plagued politician Gary Hart in Jason Reitman's newest titled The Front Runner – premiering this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival and also screening at TIFF.

Hart was the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 until he dropped out because of a sex scandal. A story that seems to be all to common in today's political world.

The real Gary Hart circa 1988. Courtesy of PBS.

The Front Runner also stars Vera Farmiga (who teamed with Reitman for Up in the Air in 2009) and J.K. Simmons (who was in Reitman's Juno in 2007).

Catch The Front Runner in theaters November 7 and enjoy the trailer below.