Australia’s own Hugh Jackman delivers an extraordinary performance alongside esteemed co-star Allison Janney in the feature length film Bad Education next month.
ad Education is inspired by the incredible true story of a fraud scandal that erupted at a respected Long Island high school in 2002, described as the biggest school embezzlement case in US history.
The film tells the story of Frank Tassone (Academy Award nominee Jackman), who serves as the charismatic superintendent of Roslyn’s school district. Serving alongside him is his hardworking assistant, superintendent Pamela Gluckin (Academy Award winner Janney).
Together, they reign over the Long Island school district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But they also collude to pull off an extraordinary embezzlement crime, while maintaining order and secrecy – by whatever means necessary.
Co-starring are Ray Romano as school board president Bob Spicer and Geraldine Viswanathan as high school student Rachel Bhargava.
Bad Education is an HBO Film directed by Corey Finley with the screenplay by Mike Makowsky. It is produced by Automatik, Sight Unseen Pictures and Slater Hall. Executive producers Leonid Lebedev and Caroline Jaczko.
Sunday, May 17 at 8.30pm on FoxShowcase