A Brand-new Image for LBJ Arrives. Woody Harrelson doesn’t get the accolades he deserves, in my opinion. This is a guy who played deranged serial-killer (Natural Born Killer), exhausted campaign manager (Game Change), happy-go-lucky goofball (White Men Can’t Jump), and morally confused detective (True Detective). He has a range, though some easily dismiss him as the fun pot-head he sometimes comes across as.
In any case, Rob Reiner is making a movie about Lyndon B. Johson, with Harrelson at the forefront and embodying the titular character. Here’s a first look!
I think he looks great, and Rob Reiner is always someone to pay attention to. He’s a great filmmaker with the filmography to prove it. The only potential pitfall here is the writer, who has nary a film to his name, and only episodes of Project Runway to show off. Ooof. Still – I’m looking forward to this!
According to FirstShowing, “The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.Rob Reiner’s LBJ, from a screenplay by Joey Hartstone, profiles the President’s path to the White House, covering five years in Johnson’s political life. It spans from 1959 to 1964, including his time in the Senate, his vice presidency under John F. Kennedy, and his time as President after Kennedy’s assassination. Rob Reiner: “During the ’60s, I was a hippy [sic] and Lyndon Johnson was my president … and the target of most of my generation’s anti-Vietnam War anger. But, as time has passed and my understanding of political realities has grown, I’ve come to see LBJ in a very different light. He was a complex man — a combination of brilliant political instinct, raw strength, ambition, and deep insecurities.” The film stars Richard Jenkins as Sen. Richard Russell, Bill Pullman as Sen. Ralph Yarborough, Jeffrey Donovan as President John F. Kennedy, Kim Allen as Jacqueline Kennedy & Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson.”
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