“Woody Harrelson shines.” ~ Stephanie Zacharek, TIME
“…the best movie Rob Reiner has directed in more than a decade.” ~Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE
Directed by Rob Reiner and Starring Woody Harrelson,
Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman,
Jeffrey Donovan and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Available on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD February 6
After Lyndon B. Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. Once they win the election, and despite his extensive experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the nearly impotent role of vice president. But, that all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with adversaries as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Directed by Rob Reiner with a screenplay by Joey Hartstone, LBJ was produced by Matthew George, Tim White, Trevor White, Rob Reiner and Liz Glotzer and executive produced by Elizabeth A. Bell, Chris Conover, Allen Mandelbaum, Julie B. May, Danny Roth, Martin Shafer, Michael Tadross Jr. and Damiano Tucci. The film was theatrically distributed by Electric Entertainment.