Bryan Cranston isn’t done with TV just yet. Despite wowing audiences this summer with a passionate portrayal of husbandly devotion and fatherly duty in “Godzilla,” the three-time Emmy winner (looking to make it four this year) is heading back to TV — and back to “All the Way” — with HBO. After ongoing rumors, the pay cable giant has obtained the rights to the Tony Award-winning play.
The network has hired Robert Schenkkan to adapt the stage material for the screen, but the key piece of the puzzle had to be Cranston. A big draw these days, the “Breaking Bad” veteran won a Tony for this work in the play version of “All the Way” and will undoubtedly be a strong contender for an Emmy once the project is shot, edited and released (yes, we know it’s a long way off).
Acting in “All the Way” marked Cranston’s Broadway debut after racking up five Golden Globe nominations and one win, along with 11 Emmy nods and three wins. He’s currently nominated for his final season on “Breaking Bad,” where he’ll be facing off against Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey for his role on “True Detective.”
“All the Way” tracks President Johnson from his inauguration after President Kennedy’s assassination through the challenges of the Vietnam War and up until his landmark civil rights bill. Cranston is attached to executive produce as well, along with Schenkkan, Steven Spielberg, and others. Amblin Television, Tale Told Productions, and Moon Shot Entertainment will produce the film for HBO.