Woody Harrelson headlines Rob Reiner’s LBJ movie, in theaters November 3
Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has just released the trailer for Rob Reiner’s LBJ movie, starring Woody Harrelson as the 36th President of the United State of America. The ensemble cast also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan and Michael Stahl-David. Check out the full LBJ movie trailer in the player below and, just beneath that, take a look at several just-released stills from the film using our gallery viewer.
Directed by Reiner from a script by Joey Hartstone, the LBJ movie sets Harrelson as the powerful Senate Majority Leader who loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Donovan). He agrees, however, to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Reiner also serves as producer on the LBJ movie alongside Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Trevor White and Tim White.
LBJ had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, and is set for a theatrical release beginning November 3.
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