The Front Runner Script

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Director:Jason Reitman
Written by:Matt Bai (Book), Matt Bai (Screenplay), Jason Reitman (Screenplay), Jay Carson (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.