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FILE - This file image released by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson during a performance of "All the Way." HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play, which opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO, the company announced Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva, file) (Evgenia Eliseeva)

FILE - In this June 8, 2014 file photo, Bryan Cranston poses with his award for best actor in a play for "All the Way" in the press room at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play, which opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO, the company announced Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file) (Charles Sykes)
'All the Way' with HBO for Bryan Cranston as LBJ
'All the Way' with HBO for Bryan Cranston in TV revival of his Broadway role as Lyndon Johnson

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 16, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says it’s “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut.

HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play that opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as best actor.

The company said Wednesday that Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO.

“All the Way” focuses on Johnson early in his presidency after the death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

HBO hasn’t specified an air date.

Cranston made his Broadway debut in the play fresh from the much-acclaimed finale of his AMC drama series, “Breaking Bad.” He’s nominated for a best-actor Emmy for that show.