Run This Town is a 2019 drama film written and directed by Ricky Tollman. It stars Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, Mena Massoud, Damian Lewis, Jennifer Ehle, and Scott Speedman. An emerging political scandal in Toronto in 2013 seen through the eyes of young staffers at city hall and a local newspaper.
After graduation, naive, young Toronto newspaper reporter Bram (Ben Platt) finds himself doing desk work instead of breaking hard-hitting stories. He is writing easily consumable Top 10 Lists – Best Hot Dogs in the City! Ten Ways to Tell You Grew Up in the 90s! until he accidentally finds scandalous information about the city’s controversial mayor, Rob Ford (Damian Lewis).
After the paper is hit with another round of layoffs, Bram stumbles upon a potentially explosive story involving the city’s controversial mayor. But he needs to beat the mayor’s smooth-talking aide, Kamal, to the punch. This could be Bram’s big break – if he had any idea how to be a real journalist. Bram attempts to pry information from Ford’s aides, Ashley (Nina Dobrev) and Kamal (Mena Massoud), who are trying to cover Ford’s tracks and spin the story.
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