In the early 2000s, an $11 million-dollar embezzlement high school scandal rocked the Long Island community of Roslyn. It’s now getting the feature film treatment, written by Mike Makowsky, who attended the school there when it happed. Featuring Hugh Jackman as superintendent Frank Tassone, direction comes from Cory Finley in his follow-up to Thoroughbreds. Also starring Allison Janney and Ray Romano, HBO has now released the first trailer for the TIFF premiere, which arrives in April.
Jared Mobarak said in his review, “While those familiar with the real-life story will know what happens next, Finley and Makowsky do a great job keeping those who don’t in the dark. Rumors and assumptions are difficult to ignore as far as who might be involved and what unrelated secrets about them might still be uncovered, but the breadth of these always proves so much crazier than expected.”
See the trailer below.
Directed by Cory Finley and based on a true story, a student reporter starts to trace embezzlement at the Roslyn School District, in Long Island after the assistant superintendent makes a crucial mistake that hints at corruption that spans over a decade. Dr. Frank Tassone, played by Hugh Jackman serves as the superintendent of the district that he led to be the fourth best in the country. He’s forced to deal with the fallout of this scandal and attempts to protect others— and himself.
Bad Education arrives on HBO on April 25.