Bad Education: HBO Acquires Global Rights to Hugh Jackman Comedy
Bad Education: HBO acquires international rights to Hugh Jackman comedy
In a record-breaking sale, HBO has acquired the worldwide rights to Cory Finley’s (Thoroughbreds) critically acclaimed sophomore function Bad Education, starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables), Academy Award winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Golden Globe nominee Ray Romano (The Big Sick, The Irishman), Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers), and Alex Wolff (Hereditary).
Inspired by true occasions, Bad Education follows Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Janney) who reign over a preferred Long Island college district on the verge of the nation’s high spot, spurring report faculty admissions and hovering property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they’ve constructed, Frank is pressured to keep up order and secrecy — by no matter means vital. Jackman’s efficiency because the charismatic Tassone has been praised as a career-high by a number of critics.
Bad Education is written by Mike Makowsky (I Think We’re Alone Now), who grew up in Roslyn, Long Island in the course of the scandal and drew from the New York Magazine article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker.
The film is produced by Automatik and Sight Unseen. Fred Berger, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Oren Moverman, and Mike Makowsky function producers. Executive producers embody Leonid Lebedev and Caroline Jaczko.
In a extremely aggressive scenario, HBO beat out numerous theatrical distributors and is planning a 2020 launch.