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Bryan Cranston is going back to television, but it will not be as a teacher-turned-meth dealer. Instead, Cranston will reprise his acclaimed role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO Films’ adaptation of All The Way.
Just last month, Cranston won a Tony award for his performance as the president. The play itself, written by Robert Schenkkan won the Tony for Best Play of the past season. In the play, Cranston plays LBJ in the months after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination as he tries to hold the country together.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schenkkan will adapt the play for television. He certainly has experience in the medium, having earned Emmy nominations for HBO’s The Pacific, which was produced by Steven Spielberg.
The Oscar winning director is also working on All The Way as well, with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey as executive producers. James Degus is also executive producing.
Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Moon Shot Entertainment and HBO are co-producing the film.
This news comes just days after Cranston earned yet another Emmy nomination for Breaking Bad, which recently came to an end. Cranston recently appeared in Godzilla and Argo on the big screen and will also play writer Dalton Trumbo in a Jay Roach-directed biopic Trumbo.
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