Bryan Cranston has won several Emmys for his work on Breaking Bad, and he is nominated again this year. Now he has another TV project lined up that could give him more hardware.
Cranston will be starring in HBO's adaption of the Broadway play All the Way, as Variety reported Wednesday.
HBO Films has reportedly acquired the rights to the Tony winning play, and playwright Robert Schenkkan will adapt the play for the screen. All the Way is about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year in the White House, taking over for John F. Kennedy after his death and dealing with matters such as Vietnam and civil rights.
Cranston will be playing Johnson, which some might consider fitting because he also played LBJ on stage. All the Way was Cranston's Broadway debut, and it went swimmingly. Cranston won the Tony for Best Actor, and took several other, less well-known awards for his stage acting as well. If the HBO movie is received anywhere nearly as well as the play, Cranston could even be in line for another Emmy.
For his portrayal of Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad, Cranston won three Emmys and a Golden Globe, with the chance at a fourth Emmy still out there for him. Cranston also appeared in the most recent Godzilla movie, and was in the Oscar winning Argo. In another life, he was nominated for several more Emmys for his comedic role on Malcolm in the Middle. Cranston is one of the most acclaimed TV actors in recent memory, and All the Way should just add to his glory.