Just one day after winning a Tony Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is teaming up with Steven Spielberg for a mini-series based on the hit play.
Steven Spielberg is reportedly in the process of optioning Robert Schenkkan's play, which spans the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's Presidential administration, following the assassinatino of John F. Kennedy. During that time, the President helped pass the Civil Rights legislation through Congress before his landslide re-election victory in 1964. If a deal becomes finalized, Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as Lyndon B. Johnson.
The project currently doesn't have a network home yet, but it could land at either HBO or AMC, since Steven Spielberg has a long-standing relationship with HBO and Bryan Cranston helped put AMC on the map with Breaking Bad. It's also unclear whether or not the mini-series will incorporate a second play Robert Schenkkan has written about LBJ, entitled The Great Society, which premieres at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival next month.
You can take a look at the trailer for the Broadway version of All the Way below.
The mini-series would mark Bryan Cranston's return to the small screen since Breaking Bad ended its five-season run on AMC last year. He can currently be seen in the big screen hit Godzilla.