New details have been released about Bad Education, a movie starring Hugh Jackman about the Roslyn school scandal — one of Long Island’s most infamous crimes — that is coming soon to HBO.
The premium TV network released Friday the comedy’s trailer, which announced the movie will hit the small screen on April 25. In it, Jackman plays disgraced Roslyn School Superintendent Frank Tassone, who was convicted of helping embezzle $11 million from the school district to fund a lavish lifestyle. The real Tassone was released from prison in 2010 after serving more than three years behind bars.
The movie, which also stars Allison Janney and Ray Romano, is billed as following the unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history. It’s directed by Cory Finley, written by Mike Makowsky and is based on a New York Magazine article by Robert Kolker. It was filmed in Roslyn, Levittown, and at Division Avenue High School.