Steven Spielberg wants Bryan Cranston’s Tony Award winning portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in a miniseries
Coming exclusively from Deadline, Cranston won Best Lead Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of LBJ in Robert Schenkkan’s-penned play All The Way. The play itself also won a Tony last night. Spielberg is currently optioning the play through his Amblin banner.
He wants Cranston to take on the role of LBJ in this drama miniseries. The play begins with the Kennedy Assassination and the first year of Johnson’s administration. There is no information as to what network would be home to this miniseries.
Schenkkan’s second play on LBJ, The Great Society, premieres in July at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It centers on LBJ from the years 1964 to 1968. It is unclear if this second play will also be included in the miniseries.