The actors formerly known as Josh Lyman and Walter White are teaming up to take the White House.
The Steven Spielberg-produced film is based on the Tony-winning play of the same name and stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, revisiting the role he had in the Broadway production, as President Johnson.
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.
Whitford’s Humphrey was a Minnesota senator who served as vice president under Johnson from 1965-1969.
The cast also includes Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines) as Ladybird Johnson and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as Martin Luther King Jr.
In addition to his turn as The West Wing‘s deputy chief of staff, Whitford’s long TV career includes roles on Trophy Wife, The Good Guys, Happyish and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Last week, he nabbed an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring turn on Transparent.