Bryan Cranston is Presidential in ‘All the Way’ Trailer

Made For Cable Biopic

HBO has released the first All the Way trailer, which stars Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Based on the play by Robert Schenkkan, for which Cranston received a 2014 Tony Award after a six-month Broadway stint, All the Way airs Saturday, May 21 at 8pm, and also features Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson, Bradley Whitford as Hubert Humphrey and Stephen Root as J. Edgar Hoover. Jay Roach (Trumbo) directed this made-for-cable biopic from a script penned by Schenkkan himself.

It’ll be interesting to see how the film handles the relationship between the two historical figures and I hope that this isn’t some marshmallow look at the political criminal. Anyway, it looks stronger than Trumbo. You can catch a first look at the trailer below.

Cranston is almost unrecognizable. It wouldn’t be surprising if it ended with him taking home another Emmy.

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, “Breaking Bad”) reprises his Tony-winning role in All The Way, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Staking his presidency on what would be an historic, unprecedented Civil Rights Act, Johnson finds himself caught between the moral imperative of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the expectations of the southern Democratic Party leaders who brought Johnson to power.