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One's a disillusioned high school science teacher turned meth manufacturer, the other is the 36th president of the United States. But Walter White and Lyndon B. Johnson have more in common than you think...

Enter: Bryan Cranston.

Yep! The [Breaking Bad](series:200567) thesp - who won the much-coveted Tony Award recently for his Broadway turn as John F. Kennedy's successor, Johnson - now looks like he's taking his political wisdom to the small-screen for [All the Way](series:1493741). Playwright Robert Schenkkan is set to adapt the stage version for TV, with Steven Spielberg attached as executive producer.

HBO is taking the show under its very capable wing, and will develop the story of President Johnson during his turbulent first year in office following Kennedy's assassination, being thrown head-first into affairs surrounding the Vietnam War, and implementing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Plenty, in other words, for Cranston to get his teeth into. And we all know what that looks like:

Everything Cranston touches is turning to gold at the moment. Do you think All the Way will follow suit?


Will you be going All the Way with Cranston?

(Source: IndieWire)


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