HBO’s ‘All the Way’ Adds Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr Opposite Bryan Cranston as LBJ

The Steve Spielberg-produced, Jay Roach-directed drama will follow Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency

Last Updated: June 30, 2015 @ 3:34 PM

Anthony Mackie has been set to play Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO’s adaptation of Broadway play “All the Way,” which stars Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, TheWrap has learned.

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

Jay Roach is directing the adaptation.

“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.

Mackie, currently filming “Captain America: Civil War,” is represented by UTA and Inspire Entertainment.

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