Frank Langella to Star Opposite Bryan Cranston in HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY
According to Deadline, he will play Lyndon B. Johnson's mentor 'Senator Richard Russell' opposite previously announced Bryan Cranston, who reprises his Tony-winning role as LBJ. Jay Roach will direct the production which begins filming next month.
Langella joins an all-star cast alongside recently announced Bradley Whitford as 'Hubert Humphrey', Melissa Leo, who takes on LBJ's wife, 'Lady Bird Johnson', Anthony Mackie, who will portray 'Martin LUTHER King, Jr.', Alicia Hinds as Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party leader 'Fannie Lou Hamer', Spencer Garrett as labor union leader 'Walter Reuther', Todd Weeks as 'Walter Jenkins' and Mo McRae as 'Stokely Carmichael'.
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.
Langella will soon be seen in the movies YOUTH IN OREGON and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, as well as the upcoming season of FX's THE AMERICANS. The Tony-winning actor last starred on Broadway in MAN AND BOY, and before that in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, FROST/NIXON, MATCH, FORTUNE'S FOOL, PRESENT LAUGHTER, THE FATHER, SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE, HURLY-BURLY, DESIGN FOR LIVING, PASSION, AMADEUS, DRACULA, SEASCAPE and more.
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