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Anthony Mackie and Melissa Leo Join Bryan Cranston in ‘All the Way’

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Anthony Mackie and Melissa Leo Join Bryan Cranston in ‘All the Way’

Anthony Mackie and Melissa Leo will star Bryan Cranston in “All the Way,” the adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play that follows President Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Cranston will reprise his Tony-winning stage role as LBJ, with Mackie playing Martin Luther King Jr. and Leo portraying Lady Bird Johnson.

Jay Roach (“Recount,” “Game Change”) will direct from a script by “All the Way” playwright Robert Schenkkan. Steven Spielberg is executive producing.

According to Deadline, Mackie’s role will be significant, with the relationship between Johnson and King portrayed as “collaborative and complex.” Fresh from “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Mackie is currently filming “Captain America: Civil War.”

Leo, who won an Academy Award for 2010’s “The Fighter,” is now appearing in the Fox summer series “Wayward Pines.”

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