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Bryan Cranston to Reprise His Tony-Winning Portrayal of LBJ in HBO Film Version of Broadway's All the Way

Playwright Robert Schenkkan will adapt his work for the screen.

Bryan Cranston will star in the HBO film version of Robert Schenkkan's All the Way.
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Bryan Cranston won a 2014 Tony Award for his portrayal of 36th president Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway's All the Way. Though the production is no longer playing on the Great White Way, Cranston fans will still be able to catch his performance.

HBO has acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning play and will produce a film adaptation with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank & Justin Falvey, playwright Robert Schenkkan, and Bryan Cranston serving as executive producers, along with James Degus co-executive producing. Schenkkan has signed on to adapt his play for the screen.

Broadway's All the Way depicts the first year in the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, his struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and his work to get elected in the wake of Kennedy's assassination. Directed by Bill Rauch, the production officially opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 6 and played through June 29.

Bryan Cranston is best known for playing the Emmy-winning lead role of "Walter White" on the AMC drama series Breaking Bad. All the Way was his Broadway debut.