Stern Show veteran Hugh Jackman stars as a successful superintendent caught between a rock and a hard place in the official teaser for HBO’s “Bad Education,” debuting in April.
Based on a true story, the film follows Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values.
“I wanted to make a difference. I got us all the way to number four, and I will get us to number one,” Jackman’s character explains in the clip (above).
But when those around him start to take a closer look, they learn Tassone may have taken some shortcuts along the way. Soon, he finds himself embroiled in an embezzlement scheme which threatens to destroy everything he, Janney, and co-star Ray Romano have built in Long Island.
Directed by Cory Finley and written by Mike Makowsky, “Bad Education” was adapted from a New York Magazine article by Robert Kolker. Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff, Rafael Casal, and Annaleigh Ashford co-star in the film, which debuted last September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As listeners may remember, Jackman had an epic sit-down with the King of All Media in late 2018, chatting about everything from starring as Gary Hart in “The Front Runner”—another film based on a true story—to hanging up his adamantium claws for good as the “X-men” character Wolverine. Listen to him tell Howard how Jerry Seinfeld affected his decision to step away from the superhero franchise (below).
“Bad Education” debuts April 25 on HBO.