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Bradley Whitford Joins Bryan Cranston for TV Adaptation of Tony Winning ALL THE WAY

Deadline reports that Emmy winner Bradley Whitford has joined the all-star cast of HBO's upcoming television adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Tony winning play ALL THE WAY. The actor will portray Hubert Humphrey alongside previously announced cast members Bryan Cranston, who reprises his Tony-winning role as LBJ, Melissa Leo, who takes on LBJ's wife, Lady Bird Johnson and Anthony Mackie, who will portray Martin LUTHER King, Jr. Jay Roach will direct the production which begins filming this August.

ALL THE WAY takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first year of LBJ's presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. Schenkkan's drama won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play.

The project will be produced by Amblin Television, Tale Told Productions, and Moon Shot Entertainment. Steven Spielberg,D arryl Frank, and Justin Falvey will serve as executive producers with Schenkkan and Cranston with James Degus as co-executive producer.

Whitford received an Emmy nomination last week for his guest starring role as Mark/Marci in Transparent. He will appear in a recurring role for the sophomore season of the Amazon series. The actor previously won an Emmy for The West Wing (2001). His other TV credits include HAPPYISH and Trophy Wife.

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