First Look at Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson in Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’ Biopic

First it was Tom Wilkinson in Selma, then Bryan Cranston in the Broadway play “All the Way,” which is becoming an HBO series, and now this – Rob Reiner’s upcoming biopic LBJ. I guess Lyndon B. Johnson must be really “in” these days.

Never mind, we have our first look at Woody Harrelson as the 36th President of the United States. Goddamn, I can’t tell who looks more like him, Harrelson or Cranston. Check out the photo below and judge for yourself.

Rob Reiner’s Biopic

That was really good transformation. No one would have recognized him. Joining his LBJ are Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson, Jeffrey Donovan as President John F. Kennedy, Kim Allen as Jacqueline Kennedy, Richard Jenkins as Senator Richard Russell, and Bill Pullman as Senator Ralph Yarborough. It’s going to be something completely different than we have come to expect from Woody, last seen in Out of the Furnace aside from The Hunger Games.

Penned by Joey Hartstone, the film centers around the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin’s bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his presidency by passing Kennedy’s historic Civil Rights Act.

Kennedy I can understand, but was an LBJ biopic really needed? OMG, who the hell cares. LBJ is eyeing an April 2016 release.

Source: EW