Following his enormous critical and financial success as the Colonel in War For the Planet of the Apes (2017), Woody Harrelson's next film might just follow in that same pattern. The latest Presidential biopic is hitting theater screens this November, with Woody Harrelson in the title role of Lyndon B. Johnson in Rob Reiner's LBJ (2017). We're here to fill you in on the first trailer.
The film will cover the majority of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, growing up in Texas to his time as President at the White House, after swearing in shortly after the unforgettable assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the scenes in the trailer hearkening back to just last year's phenomenal Jackie (2016), starring Natalie Portman.
As you will see from the trailer's advertising, director Rob Reiner is no stranger to the political scene when it comes to filmmaking. While many may associate him for his comedies like The Princess Bride (1987) or Rumor Has It... (2005), Reiner is also responsible for A Few Good Men (1992), starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson, as well as The American President (1995), starring Michael Douglas as the President and Annette Bening as his First Lady. Both were Oscar-nominated films, so it would be no surprise if LBJ garnered a nomination or two as well, and looking at the almost unrecognizable but believable and passionate performance of Woody Harrelson in this trailer alone, a Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination is not out of the question.
This will mark the first feature film centering around Lyndon B. Johnson and his life. Previous performances of the President have included Randy Quaid in the TV movie, LBJ: The Early Years (1987), Liev Schrieber in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), and John Carroll Lynch in Jackie.
Directed by Rob Reiner (The Bucket List (2007), When Harry Met Sally... (1989)), LBJ will star Woody Harrelson (Cheers (1982-93)), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight (2015)), Michael Mosley (Sirens (2014-15)), Richard Jenkins (Jack Reacher (2012)), Michael-Stahl David (Cloverfield (2008)), Bill Pullman (the Independence Day films (1996-2016)), and Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice (2007-13)), and comes to theaters on November 3, 2017.
Check out the first trailer below!