Woody Harrelson’s ‘LBJ’ to Hit Theaters in November

Rob Reiner directs biopic, to be released by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment

Woody Harrelson’s “LBJ” has landed a November 10 release from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, the company announced Wednesday.

Rob Reiner directed the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic, which also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan and Michael Stahl-David.

The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, was produced by Reiner, Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Trevor White and Tim White.

The film follows Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) after he loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan) and agrees to be his young rival’s running mate.

But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency.

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As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

This will be Electric Entertainment’s second theatrical release, following the Jason Sudeikis-Jessica Biel indie “The Book of Love” in January.