If it worked once, why not see if it’ll work again? Bryan Cranston took home a Tony award for his acclaimed Broadway turn as Lyndon B. Johnson in “All The Way.” Now the production has become a movie over at HBO, and a new trailer has dropped to show Cranston as the former President during his most volatile time in office.
Helmed by Jay Roach (who recently directed Cranston to an Oscar nomination in “Trumbo“), and co-starring Anthony Mackie (as Martin Luther King Jr.), Melissa Leo, Stephen Root, Frank Langella, and more, the drama follows Johnson’s first year in office, with the country and Washington still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr. Here’s the official synopsis:
All The Way offers a riveting behind-the scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after 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. As King battles to press Johnson while controlling more radical elements of the Civil Rights Movement, Johnson navigates the bill through Congress, winning a landslide victory against Barry Goldwater, but causing the South to defect from the Democratic Party.
“All The Way” debuts on HBO on Saturday, May 21st.