Sunday at the Tony Awards, Bryan Cranston took to the stage to accept his award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. He won for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in Broadway's All The Way. Now, it seems, that portrayal might make the jump to the small screen: Steven Spielberg's now interested in a miniseries in which Cranston would once again play Johnson.
This isn't the first time Spielberg's used the Tonys as a jumping-off point for a project: The year War Horse won was the same year Spielberg really buckled down on that film adaptation. According to Deadline, the miniseries is "a drama that begins with the Kennedy assassination, and spans the first year of Johnson’s administration, from taking office and leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress to his landslide re-election victory."
This certainly seems like a project with the potential to win Cranston his gazillionth Emmy. That won't help him EGOT — the ones he still needs for that are an Oscar and a Grammy — but it'll help in what I'm now starting to think is a megalomaniacal plot to build a mansion entirely out of Emmy statues. Whatever, Cranston, as long as you invite us over, we're cool with it.
You can see a bit of Cranston in the role below: