LBJ — Trailer

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added: Thu, Jul 27th '17

Woody Harrelson is having a helluva run these days. Besides earning accolades for his turn as The Colonel in the critically acclaimed summer hit "War for the Planet of the Apes" (and not to mention that we can't wait to see what he brings to the "Star Wars" universe in next year's "Han Solo" movie), Harrelson will close this year with what could possibly be an Oscar-caliber performance.

Check out the first trailer for "LBJ," the upcoming biopic in which Harrelson (nearly unrecognizable under heavy prosthetic makeup) transforms into Texas Senator Lyndon B. Johnson who, in 1960, lost the Democratic presidential primary to then-Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy (portrayed here by Burn Notice's Jeffrey Donovan), but was asked to be his running mate to help bridge the gap between North and South voters.

The film, directed by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men, The American President), will follow LBJ's political career as he goes from JFK's Vice President to quickly the U.S. President after Kennedy is assassinated while riding in a motorcade on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Also among the cast are Jennifer Jason Leigh (as Lady Bird Johnson), Michael Stahl-David (as Robert F. Kennedy), Richard Jenkins (as Georgia Senator Richard Russell) and Bill Pullman (as Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough).

"LBJ," which premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, will be released in theaters on November 3rd.

synopsis:
After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he 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.

 

directed by   Rob Reiner

starring   Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman

release date   November 3, 2017

 
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