Jay Roach Pivoting Back to Politics With HBO’s LBJ Biopic ‘All the Way’

“Game Change” director will direct biopic starring Bryan Cranston playing 36th President

Jay Roach will direct an HBO biopic adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play “All the Way” centering around President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Bryan Cranston, who played LBJ in Broadway’s “All the Way,” will reprise the role for the HBO adaptation.

Cranston won the Tony for lead actor for his LBJ role in addition to the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Awards.

“All the Way” chronicles LBJ’s first year in office, fresh off his predecessor John F. Kennedy’s assassination and building escalations in the Vietnam War and civil rights movement.

Roach directed HBO’s 2008 presidential campaign depiction, “Game Change,” which chronicled Sarah Palin’s rise to the Republican presidential ticket.

That film earned five Emmy Awards, including outstanding miniseries or movie and outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special.