Can't make it to New York to catch “Breaking Bad's” Bryan Cranston as LBJ in “All the Way”?
Not to worry, as it will soon be playing on a big screen near you.
HBO Films has picked up the rights to the film version of the Tony-winning play, according to Deadline.
Written by Robert Schenkkan, “All The Way” centers on President Lyndon Johnson”s first year in office following the assassination of JFK. During that turbulent time, Johnsonn dealt with the escalation of the war in Vietnam while dealing with civil rights issues at home — all while campaigning against Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election.
Cranston — who picked up a Tony for best leading actor and is currently nominated for an Emmy for “Breaking Bad” — will reprise his role as the president.
Schenkkan will write the adaptation, while Spielberg's Amblin Television will produce along with Tale Told Prods. and Moon Shot Entertainment. Cranston will serve as executive producer.
No director or additional cast members have yet been named.
Spielberg originally optioned the play with aims of turning it into a TV project, but it since evolved into a feature. The director-turned-mogul has worked with HBO before, executive producing the WWII miniseries “Band of Brothers” and its companion, “The Pacific.”
Cranston can currently be seen in “Godzilla” and will soon take on the role of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo in Jay Roach”s “Trumbo.”