The Runner is a political drama film by Austin Stark that is set in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill.
The film stars Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Sarah Paulson (12 Years a Slave), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), Wendell Pierce (The Wire) and Bryan Batt (Mad Men), “The Runner” is a political drama film by Austin Stark that is set in the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill.
Colin Pryce (Cage) is an idealistic but flawed politician who is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal. The unknown congressman from New Orleans sees his political career sky rocket after the wake of the catastrophic 2010 BP oil spill, where after an emotional testimony before Congress about the impact on local fishermen and tourist business he becomes a favorable political candidate. His success however, is not reflected in his personal life.
When Colin reconnects with his former PR advisor Kate Haber (Paulson) he becomes open to the possibility again of a new, more fulfilling life, but when he receives the devastating news that his father (Fonda) – a disgraced politician himself – is dying, he is forced to confront his troubled past.
“The Runner” will release in select UK cinemas on 6th November 2015, courtesy of High Fliers.