That follows news that Colin Farrell will play another Reagan-era scandal figure — Oliver North — in an upcoming Amazon TV show.
Reitman’s Hart-centric movie is titled “The Frontrunner,” and “chronicles Hart’s meteoric rise and dramatic fall,” per the Hollywood Reporter. A trailer-worthy recap: Hart, a dashing senator from Colorado, was the front-runner for the Democratic slot, but he withdrew after his affair with Rice became public (a photo of the two on a yacht called “Monkey Business” was the final nail in his campaign’s coffin). Former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis went on to take the nomination, but was defeated by George H.W. Bush.
Three’s a trend, so … um, Keating Five, anyone? (With Brad Pitt as a young John McCain?)