MANILA, 24 FEBRUARY 2020 – Inspired by true events, Bad Education, debuting same time as the U.S. on 26 April at 9am on HBO GO and HBO, follows Frank Tassone (Hugh 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.
But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they have built, Frank is forced to maintain order and secrecy – by whatever means necessary.
Bad Education is directed by Cory Finley (“Thoroughbreds”) and written by Mike Makowsky (“I Think We’re Alone Now”) and is based on a New York Magazine article by Robert Kolker. The film stars Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman,” “Les Misérables”) and Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya,” “Mom”).
The film also stars Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“The Irish Man,” “The Big Sick”) as Big Bob Spicer, the school board president. Additional cast includes Geraldine Viswanathan (“Miracle Workers,” “Blockers”), Alex Wolff (“Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Hereditary”), Rafael Casal (“Blindspotting”) and Annaleigh Ashford (“Frozen,” “Master of Sex”).
Bad Education, an HBO Films presentation, is directed by Cory Finley; written by Mike Makowsky, based on a New York Magazine article by Robert Kolker; produced by Academy Award nominee Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) for Automatik; Julia Lebedev (“Dear White People”), Edward Vaisman (“The Discovery”) and Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”) for Sight Unseen Pictures; Mike Makowsky for Slater Hall; executive produced by Leonid Lebedev (“Dear White People”) and Caroline Jacko (“The Scoop”).