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Bryan Cranston is Lyndon B. Johnson in first image from HBO’s All the Way

3 September 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to People Magazine, we’ve got our first look at Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO Films’ upcoming adaptation of the stage play All the Way, and the Emmy Award-winner is near-unrecognisable underneath a fantastic make-up job…

1964: A pivotal year in American history—a landmark civil rights bill was passed, America began its involvement in Vietnam…and one man sat at the center of it all, determined to lift the country out of the ashes and rebuild it into The Great Society—by any means necessary. Hero. Bully. President. He played whatever part it took to win the day. It’s not personal, it’s just politics.

All the Way sees Cranston reprising his role from the stage play, while the supporting cast includes Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Anthony Mackie (Martin Luther King), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover »

- Gary Collinson

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Four More Join HBO's Lbj Film "All the Way"

24 July 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Aisha Hinds ("Under The Dome"), Spencer Garrett ("Blood And Oil"), Todd Weeks ("The Maiden Heist") and Mo McRae ("Wild") have been cast opposite Bryan Cranston in HBO's film adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play "All The Way".

Jay Roach helms and Steven Spielberg executive produces the film which covers Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and through a turbulent first year as U.S. President that included leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress up to his landslide re-election victory in 1964.

Hinds will play Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party leader Fannie Lou Hamer, Garrett is labor union leader Walter Reuther, Weeks is Johnson's longtime aide Walter Jenkins, and McRae is civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael.

Melissa Leo, Anthony Mackie and Bradley Whitford also star and filming begins next month.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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HBO’s Lbj Movie ‘All The Way’ Adds Four To Cast

23 July 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Aisha Hinds (Under The Dome), Spencer Garrett (Blood And Oil), Todd Weeks (The Maiden Heist) and Mo McRae (Wild) have been cast 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 Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made Lbj the 36th president of the United States and through a turbulent first… »

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