Bryan Cranston and Steven Spielberg Bringing B'way's All the Way to HBO

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An Emmy winner, a Tony winner and an Oscar winner walk into… HBO?

Yes indeed, the pay cabler has scored the rights to Broadway smash All the Way — which won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play — with Bryan Cranston set to reprise his role as President Lyndon Johnson and Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment among the producers, according to Deadline.

The adaptation’s pedigree is, to put it conservatively, rather eye-popping.

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Spielberg, a four-time Emmy winner (most recently as producer of 2010’s outstanding miniseries The Pacific) and an Acaedmy Award winner as director of Schindler’s List, acquired the rights to All the Way last month. In addition to his Tony this year, Cranston will, of course, attempt to win his fifth Emmy award as Best Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad next month.

To add to the project’s cachet, playwright Robert Schenkkan (who’s also got a Pulitzer Prize on his resume, for 1992’s The Kentucky Cycle) will adapt his own script for the small screen.

All the Way takes place in 1964 — during LBJ’s first year in office following the assassination of President Kennedy — as America grapples with its involvement in the Vietnam War and a landmark civil rights bill is passed. J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Governor George Wallace are just a few of the historical figures represented in the stage version.

Stoked about seeing All the Way on HBO? Any bets on how many Emmy nominations it’ll eventually nab? Sound off below!

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6 Comments
  1. Joey Padron says:

    Glad Bryan is returning to TV in Broadway show he won a Tony. Can’t wait to see it.

  2. Jan says:

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Broadway production. Definitely looking forward to seeing it.

  3. Roberta says:

    Bryan Cranston is amazing in everything he does. However, he will always be Walter White/Heisenberg to me.

  4. guest says:

    If they are bringing this to Hbo…it would be great if they brought Audra Mcdonald Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill too

    • Geo says:

      She was truly amazing in “Lady Day”– if HBO made it, I’d think Audra– like Bryan Cranston– would have a shot at winning an Emmy and a Tony for the same role.

  5. Moment says:

    I hope he returns to Sitcoms at some point. Malcolm in the Middle shows the man can do it well. He was funny.

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