Bryan Cranston is officially coming back to the small screen! As previously speculated, the Tony and Emmy winner will reprise his performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson in a TV movie based on All the Way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg will produce the adaptation of the Tony-winning drama for HBO. All the Way playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan will pen the screenplay.
All the Way begins with the Kennedy assassination and details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The drama starts on Air Force One on November 23, 1963, as the plane transports the body of President Kennedy back to Washington, D.C., and Johnson summons his courage to take on the role of commander-in-chief. The play took its final Broadway bow on June 29.
Cranston won a Tony for his Broadway debut in All The Way. In addition to his Emmy-winning turn on Breaking Bad, his many film and TV credits include Argo, Malcolm in the Middle, Drive, The Cleveland Show, The King of Queens, Seinfeld and Little Miss Sunshine.
Additional casting and expected production and air dates have yet to be announced.