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Hugh Jackman stars as convicted Roslyn schools superintendent in HBO’s ‘Bad Education’

Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and Academy Award winner Allison Janney star in a new HBO movie inspired by true events of the Roslyn School District.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2020, 10:49 AM

Updated 1,516 days ago

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Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and Academy Award winner Allison Janney star in a new HBO movie inspired by true events of the Roslyn School District.
“Bad Education” tells the story of Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Glickman (Janney) who are the heads of the district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, with record college admissions and soaring property values.
The story is based on the story of Tassone, the former Roslyn schools superintendent who was convicted of taking part in an $11 million embezzlement scheme.
The film is written by Roslyn-native Mike Makowsky, who was a middle school student at the time of Tassone’s arrest in 2004.
News 12's Elisa DiStefano spoke with Makowsky virtually about making his hometown into a movie set.
"It was really really surreal, we did not shoot at Roslyn High School, but we shot at a neighboring high school, and the private residences that are featured in the film are just houses in Roslyn," he said.
The film also stars Ray Romano and premiered on HBO Saturday.


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