Bryan Cranston will reprise his Broadway role as President Lyndon B. Johnson for the HBO film
Just one day after the trailer arrived for their Trumbo, star Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and director Jay Roach’s (Game Change) have started production on their new collaboration, HBO Films’ All the Way. Bryan Cranston (three-time Emmy winner for “Breaking Bad”) will reprise his Tony Award-winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson. Robert Schenkkan (Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Kentucky Cycle”; two-time Emmy nominee and Writers Guild Award winner for HBO’s “The Pacific”) has adapted his Tony Award-winning play of the same name.
Joining Cranston in the cast of All the Way are Anthony Mackie (portraying Martin Luther King), Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover), Marque Richardson (Bob Moses), Aisha Hinds (Fanny Lou Hamer), Todd Weeks (Walter Jenkins), Mo McRae (Stokely Carmichael), Spencer Garrett (Walter Reuther) and Frank Langella (Sen. Richard Russell).
All the Way offers a behind-the-scenes look at President Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office as he takes the oath in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, navigates the escalation of the Vietnam War and balances opposing interests to launch his landmark civil rights bill and win election to his first full presidential term.
All the Way is produced for HBO by Amblin Television, Tale Told Productions and Moonshot Entertainment, with Steven Spielberg, Robert Schenkkan, Jay Roach, Bryan Cranston, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“Extant,” “The Americans”) executive producing and James Degus (“Sneaky Pete”) co-executive producing.
In addition to the Tony Award, Schenkkan’s play “All the Way” received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Drama Desk, National Theater Critics and Edward M. Kennedy awards.
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