Frank Langella Set for All the Way Film

first_img View Comments Frank Langella Tony winner and Oscar nominee Frank Langella will appear opposite Bryan Cranston in the HBO film adaptation of All the Way. According to Deadline, the Frost/Nixon star will take on the role of Senator Richard Russell, mentor to Lyndon B. Johnson (played by Cranston, reprising his Tony-winning performance). Jay Roach will direct the small screen take on the drama by Robert Schenkkan, which won the 2014 Tony for Best Play.In addition to Cranston and Langella, the movie will feature Bradley Whitford (another familiar face to White House dramas) as Hubert Humphrey, Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson and Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr. Shooting is set to begin in August.Pulitzer Prize winner Schenkkan is on board to pen the screenplay. The show begins with the Kennedy assassination and details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Five-time Tony nominee John McMartin played Senator Russell in the Broadway production.Langella is no stranger to portraying political figures, having won a Tony for his performance in Frost/Nixon; he reprised his role for the film, picking up an Oscar nomination. His additional Broadway credits include Tony-winning turns in Seascape and Fortune’s Fool, as well as Tony-nominated performances in Dracula, Match and Man and Boy. He’s also appeared on screen in Superman Returns, Robert & Frank and The Americans.center_img Star Fileslast_img

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