Trailer for the Rob Ford movie has been released

Jan 23 2020, 1:54 pm

While the Rob Ford movie premiered last spring at SXSW, the trailer was just released.

The film, which was filming in Toronto back in 2018, features English actor Damian Lewis playing the former Toronto mayor.

Lewis is best known for his starring roles on Showtime’s hit shows ‘Homeland’ and ‘Billions.’

The Ford movie is called “Run This Town” and also stars Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Mena Massoud.

“Naive, young Toronto newspaper reporter Bram (Ben Platt) finds himself doing desk work instead of breaking hard-hitting stories, until he accidentally finds scandalous information about the city’s controversial mayor, Rob Ford (Damian Lewis),” reads the synopsis on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Bram attempts to pry information from Ford’s aides, Ashley (Nina Dobrev) and Kamal (Mena Massoud), who are trying to cover Ford’s tracks and spin the story.”

Run This Town will be released on March 6, according to the trailer’s tweet.

In 2017, a film called Filth City was released, which was based on true events of a mayor seeking re-election.

Ford passed away in 2016.