Bryan Cranston will always be known for Breaking Bad, but those same TV fans who know him as Walter White will have a chance to see him in another award-winning role next month.
Starpulse has the trailer for All the Way, the broadcast version of Cranston’s stage play in which he starred as former President Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston won a Tony Award for Best Actor for his performance in the play written by Robert Schenkkan.
All the Way focuses on Johnson’s efforts to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The HBO version is also written by Schenkkan, with Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Triple 9) replacing Brandon J. Dirden (The Americans) as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Homicide: Life on the Street), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Stephen Root (NewsRadio, Office Space), and Frank Langella (The Americans, Frost/Nixon) are also in the cast.
It’s not uncommon for the network to bring the stage to the screen; it recently did the same thing with Audra McDonald’s award-winning Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. McDonald also earned a Tony for her portrayal of another real-life figure, singer Billie Holliday.
All the Way premieres on HBO May 21. Watch the trailer below and tell us if it has you interested in the comments.