Bryan Cranston won a Tony for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the stage play All the Way. Now, he reprises the role in the HBO original movie of the same name. We have the first trailer, which shows the actor in all his glory. The made-for-cable biopic will air exclusively on HBO starting Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm.
Recently nominated for an Oscar for his performance in last year's Trumbo, Bryan Cranston once again steps into the shoes of LBJ for this reviting behind-the-scenes look at the President. The movie revolves around Johnson's tumultuous first year in office. The events immediately follow the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Staking his presidency on what would be an historic, unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power. Jay Roach directs All the Way from a script by Robert Schenkkan. Robert Schenkkan adapted the screenplay from is own Tony-winning play of the same name.
The All the Way cast also stars Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford and Stephen Root, and includes Marque Richardson, Aisha Hinds, Todd Weeks, Mo McRae, Spencer Garrett and Frank Langella. 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 executive producing.
All the Way was originally commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and premiered there in 2012. Jack Willis originating the role of LBJ before it was taken over by Bryan Cranston. The play made it's Broadway debut in 2014, and later won the 2014 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Both the play and movie take their name from Johnson's 1964 campaign slogan, "All the Way with LBJ." Take a first look at All the Way, which is shaping up to be one of this summer's best small screen movies.