Most recently, his movie adaptation All The Way was nominated for eight Primetime Emmys for HBO. The all-star cast drew praised for Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of former President Lyndon B. Johnson during his turbulent presidency during the civil rights movement after the JFK assassination.
As for Hacksaw Ridge, it marks the return of Mel Gibson in the director’s chair since Apocalypto in 2006. This story follows World War II Army medic Desmond T. Doss who managed to save many American soldiers in the Battle of Okinawa despite his refusal to kill people and carry a weapon. He became the first Conscientious Objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor in American history.
Schenkkan has a good writing resume for writing episodes for 2010’s The Pacific,