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Woody Harrelson to Play Lyndon B. Johnson in Rob Reiner Political Drama

Woody Harrelson will star as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reiner’s political drama “LBJ” with production set for the fall in Louisiana, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Production companies are Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Reiner’s Castle Rock Entertainment and Star Thrower Entertainment. Producers are Matthew George, Reiner, Liz Glotzer, Michael R. Williams and Tim and Trevor White.

Executive producers are Martin Shafer, Elizabeth A. Bell, Susan Lanot, Danny Roth, Damiano Tucci, Michael Tadross Jr. and Julie May. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales and CAA is handling U.S. rights.

Reiner will direct from a script by Joey Hartstone, which follows Johnson’s ascension from the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington, being thrust into the presidency by the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and the passage of civil rights legislation.

Harrelson and Reiner are repped by CAA.

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The news about Harrelson was first reported by Showbiz 411.

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