Steven Spielberg Reportedly Wants 'Breaking Bad' Star to Bring His Tony-Winning LBJ to TV Deadline
LBJ: The TV miniseries? It could happen, as director Steven Spielberg reportedly has his sights set on optioning the Robert Schenkkan play “All the Way,” which won former "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston a Tony for his Broadway performance as President Lyndon Johnson, Deadline.com reports.
“Spielberg wants Cranston to reprise his role in a drama that begins with the Kennedy assassination, and spans the first year of Johnson’s administration, from taking office and leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress to his landslide re-election victory,” the story reports.
The report adds: “It isn’t immediately clear where they set this up -- Spielberg does a lot of business with HBO, while Cranston has the relationship with AMC -- but it is all going to move very quickly. Since it will be a miniseries, it remains to be seen whether a second play on LBJ that ‘The Kentucky Cycle’ playwright Schenkkan has written will be in the mix here.”