HBO to adapt ‘All the Way,’ starring Bryan Cranston
Cambridge, Massachusetts residents can claim one more bit of “liking it before it was cool” hipness: per Variety, HBO has announced they’ll be adapting the Bryan Cranston-starring “All the Way,” the play about Lyndon Johnson’s early days in office. The show first premiered at the Harvard-affiliated American Repertory Theatre, where it was directed by the theater’s artistic director, Diane Paulus, before moving to Broadway. It turned out to be a good move: The show won a few Tonys, including one for Cranston’s starring role and one for the play itself.
No word yet on who else will star or who will be directing, but Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is one of the producers. Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the play, will write the movie adaptation. Cranston is currently nominated for an Emmy for “Breaking Bad,” but hadn’t signed on for any new TV projects yet, so maybe this will be next year’s Emmy.