'The Swamp': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's political documentary featuring Matt Gaetz

'The Swamp': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO's political documentary featuring Matt Gaetz
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HBO's upcoming release titled 'The Swamp' shows the politics behind many instances such as the Mueller hearing and President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings. Through interviews and behind the scenes perspectives that go past breaking news headlines to reveal what goes on behind close doors, the documentary's trailer is riveting. Here is what we know of the upcoming HBO release.

Release date

'The Swamp' premieres Tuesday, August 4, 2020.



The official synopsis reads, "'The Swamp' provides a look behind the curtain of Washington politics by following three renegade Republican Congressmen as they bring libertarian and conservative zeal to champion the President’s call to 'drain the swamp,' while facing demands to raise money for their re-election campaigns and the Republican national party. Directors Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme ('Get Me Roger Stone') track Republican Congressmen Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Ken Buck (R-CO) over the course of a pivotal year in politics, demonstrating the breadth and grip of a system that rewards fundraising above all else, plaguing Congress on both sides of the aisle. With unique behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of the House of Representatives amid major breaking news events, including the Mueller hearing and President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings, the film presents a revealing look at the core democratic institution of American government."



The cast would include three Republican Congressmen Matt Gaetz, Thomas Massie and Ken Buck. The official press release describes Gaetz as one of President Donald Trump's "closest allies in Congress," Massie who is known as 'Mr. No' and Buck as a founding member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. Other members, whose perspectives are chronicled in the film, include Congressmen Ro Khanna (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), former Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-CA), and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.



'The Swamp' is written and directed by Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme. Morgan Pehme, Daniel DiMauro, Shirel Kozak, Fredrik Stanton, and Matthew Whitworth serve as producers. Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serve as executive producers. Marc Vives serves as co-writer and editor and Ben Cortes serves as associate editor. The film is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) and Calliope Pictures for HBO Documentary Films.




Where to watch

Catch 'The Swamp' ON Tuesday, August 4, 2020, from 9:00 to 10:55 PM ET. The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.


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