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The production is an adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning play, which also starred Cranston. It focuses on President Johnson’s first year as Commander in Chief. Jay Roach is directing. Earlier this week, it was announced that Anthony Mackie would play Mlk in the production.
“All the Way” is produced for HBO by Amblin Television, Tale Told Productions and Moon Shot Entertainment, with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank & Justin Falvey, Schenkkan and Cranston executive producing. James Degus is co-executive producing.
Deadline Hollywood first broke the casting news.
- Whitney Friedlander
Melissa Leo is the latest major star to join the cast of HBO's Lyndon B Johnson biopic All the Way.
President Johnson's Lady Bird will be played by Academy Award winner Leo, according to Deadline.
This will be a reunion of sorts for HBO and Leo, who previously starred in the network's Hurricane Katrina drama series Treme.
All the Way dramatizes Johnson's presidency from his ascendancy to office in the wake of JFK's assassination through to his signing of the Civil Rights Act.
On Wednesday HBO announced that Marvel's Falcon Anthony Mackie would play Martin Luther King Jr. to Bryan Cranston's Lyndon B. Johnson in its adaptation of the Robert Schenkann play All the Way, which won best play from the Tonys, along with a win for Cranston. But every Johnson needs a Lady Bird, and the woman who will play the Southern aristocrat (née Claudia Alta Taylor) is none other than Oscar winner Melissa Leo. Don't expect any car blow job, though. »
- E. Alex Jung
Melissa Leo will star opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, HBO’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play. Directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film covers Lbj (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Johnson the 36th president of the United States, and through a turbulent first year that included leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress, up to his landslide re-election… »
ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” has found its King Arthur in British actor Liam Garrigan, Entertainment Weekly reports. He’ll first appear in the season five premiere and will recur throughout the year.
“As we do on ‘Once Upon a Time,’ we’re doing our own twist on Camelot, on Arthur’s background and on his relationships with Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis told EW. Lancelot (Sinqua Walls) debuted on the series in season two, and will return in season five. The role of Guinevere has yet to be cast.
In other casting news:
“Captain America: Civil War” star Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston’s Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO telepic “All the Way,” according to Variety sister site Deadline. Jay Roach is directing the TV adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan play, which earned Cranston a »
- Variety Staff
Knights of the Round Table, meet your king.
Once Upon a Time has cast British actor Liam Garrigan (24: Live Another Day) as King Arthur, per EW.com, who as TVLine first reported will heavily recur during the first half of the ABC series’ fifth season.
RelatedOnce Upon a Time Revives Lancelot
King Arthur is described as a “good and just ruler” who, beneath the surface, “is a master manipulator who can carry a grudge to the grave, and maybe beyond.” He harbors an “eternal burning love” for the yet-to-be-cast Guinevere that can lean toward being a bit controlling.
Marvel's onscreen Falcon Anthony Mackie will bring the muscle in a different way as American civil-rights leader MLK in HBO's adaptation of All the Way, a Tony-winning play starring Bryan Cranston as another frequently initialed American leader, Lyndon B. Johnson. According to Deadline, Mackie's role will be "significant" and portray a "more collaborative and complex relationship" than the one depicted between the two in Ava DuVernay's Selma, whose Oscar hopes got dashed by complaints of historical inaccuracy. Meaning: Let's circle back to this conversation about who gets to tell what story next year, okay? »
- E. Alex Jung
Captain America’s big-screen buddy is set to portray another, even greater, American icon. Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO Films’ All the Way, opposite Bryan Cranston as U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson. More details on the Anthony Mackie Martin Luther King Jr. casting after the jump. All the Way is a screen […]
- Angie Han
Anthony Mackie ("Pain and Gain," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier") is set for the coveted role of Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO's telemovie based on the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play "All the Way".
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston plays U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film which follows his sudden ascent to power in the hours after John F. Kennedy's assassination, his turbulent first year involving the passing of Civil Rights legislation in Congress, and his landslide re-election victory.
Schenkkan adapted the script for the Jay Roach-directed telemovie with Cranston reprising his stage role, a role that won him a Tony award.
Mackie's role in the script is said to be significant, and portrays "a more collaborative and complex relationship" than was depicted in "Selma".
Steven Spielberg will executive produce and filming begins in September.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King, Jr. in HBO’s adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Broadway play, "All the Way," which centers on then President Lyndon B. Johnson's efforts to maneuver members of the 88th United States Congress to enact, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to support, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The play apparently takes its name from Johnson's 1964 campaign slogan, "All the Way with Lbj." It premiered on Broadway in March 2014, in a production directed by Bill Rauch, which won the 2014 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Bryan Cranston won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as Lbj, and he will also star in the HBO adaptation, which will be directed by Jay Roach, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. In the Broadway production, Martin Luther King, Jr. was played by Brandon J. Dirden. Does Mackie's casting »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King, Jr. in HBO’s adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Broadway play, "All the Way," which centers on then President Lyndon B. Johnson's efforts to maneuver members of the 88th United States Congress to enact, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to support, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The play apparently takes its name from Johnson's 1964 campaign slogan, "All the Way with Lbj." It premiered on Broadway in March 2014, in a production directed by Bill Rauch, which won the 2014 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Bryan Cranston won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Anthony Mackie has been set to play Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO’s adaptation of Broadway play “All the Way,” which stars Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, TheWrap has learned. Cranston won the Tony for lead actor for his Lbj role in addition to the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards. Jay Roach is directing the adaptation. Also Read: New 'True Detective' Season 2 Character Posters Feature Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell Sporting Brass Knuckles (Photos) “All the Way” chronicles Lbj’s first year in office, fresh off his predecessor John F. Kennedy’s »
- Linda Ge
Exclusive: Anthony Mackie has been set for the coveted role of Martin Luther King Jr., starring opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, the adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play that Jay Roach will direct for HBO. Production begins in September. This one is being exec produced by Steven Spielberg. It covers Lbj from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Johnson the 36th president of the United States, and through a turbulent first year that… »
Selma brought Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King back to UK screens in February, with David Oyelowo in the role. Now Anthony Mackie will be portraying the historical icon, signing on to star opposite Bryan Cranston in play adaptation All The Way.Jay Roach is directing the TV movie for HBO, working from playwright Robert Schenkkan’s own adaptation. Cranston, who won a Tony for his performance on stage, is playing 36th Us President Lyndon B. Johnson through a turbulent time in his career. When the assassination of John F. Kennedy rockets Johnson into the Oval Office, he has to push through ground breaking Civil Rights legislation while also battling to win re-election. It was, all told, a tough first year for him, capped by success at the polls.Mackie will be Mlk, who worked with Johnson to help move the legislation forward, with Deadline reporting that the relationship between »
Membership First has been quietly gathering signatures in recent days for its nominating petitions, which are due at 5 p.m. Pdt on Friday.
Howard announced on June 1 that he would seek re-election with endorsements coming from George Clooney, Bryan Cranston, Betty White, Rita Moreno, Octavia Spencer, Ron Perlman, Clark Gregg and Josh Gad. SAG-aftra Los Angeles VP Jenny O’Hara joined Howard for secretary-treasurer as part of the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates.
Election ballots will be mailed to members who are paid up on dues on July 21 and tabulated on August 20. Turnout in the 2013 election — the first for the merged »
- Dave McNary
Pop quiz: How much evil does it take to do good?
That’s the very question that Wgn America’s Manhattan is hoping to solve in its upcoming second season, for which a trailer was released Thursday.
In the video below, Frank and Liza Winter, Abby Isaacs, Fritz Fedowitz and more Los Alamos residents crack under the pressure of a polygraph test — until one of them decides to hint at the unsettling truth of his work on The Hill.
Scroll down to watch the new teaser for Manhattan, which returns this October. »
Superstar music producer Steve Angello will begin an exclusive residency at Caesars Palace’s Omnia nightclub in Las Vegas this August, Hakkasan Group announced on Thursday. Hot off his current single “Children of the Wild” and a summer full of major European festival dates, the 32-year-old veteran Swede will make his first appearance on Aug. 4. In addition to producing anthems as part of Swedish House Mafia, Angello has been releasing singles in anticipation of his first solo album. He now joins a stable of exclusive residents in the Hakkasan Group that includes Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Nervo and Alesso. »
- Mikey Glazer
One of the more unexpected rumors in the past year or so was that of a live-action TV series in the works at Netflix based on the popular Nintendo video game franchise "The Legend of Zelda". The news was quickly shot down by none other than Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata himself who said it was not based on current facts.
Today though, Season Zero reports that the project has resurfaced again - this time being developed as a potential pilot for Amazon. It adds that if the project is to go ahead, it will shoot in August in New York and Savannah, Georgia.
What the plot of such a potential series could be is unclear at this point, though will likely involve Link traveling across Hyrule to rescue Princess Zelda.
If the report is true, the project would join the batch of other high profile pilots in the works at »
- Garth Franklin
When you have a song called "Walter White," you should be prepared for the day that Bryan Cranston crashes your concert. The former Breaking Bad star popped up at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas over the weekend to accompany British trance music group Above & Beyond during their song, which was inspired by his character. Check out the clip above; we have a feeling Cranston might still be recovering. Leaving Edc - Vegas right now. Pulled an all nighter. Old, my ass... Old, my head. Old, my feet... Happy Fathers Day! pic.twitter.com/uZ4k61rsBE — Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) June 21, 2015 »
Bryan Cranston brought back Walter White, his character from Breaking Bad, to kick off Above & Beyond’s set with their 2013 song “Walter White” at the Electric Daisy Carnival (Edc) in Las Vegas Saturday. Cranston Kicks Off Above & Beyond’S “Walter White” Cranston, 59, was met by a screaming crowd as he walked on stage, grabbed […]
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- Keiry Sanchez
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