Sunday, April 21, 2024

First Look: Here’s the Trailer for Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” Starring Woody Harrelson


Rob Reiner throws his hat in the Oscar ring this November with “LBJ” starring Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Byrd. The film comes from Castle Rock and Electric Entertainment. I’m a little surprised it clocks in at an anemic sounding 98 minutes but maybe there’s wit in brevity. Of course Bryan Cranston covered this ground in “All the Way” and received a Tony, an Emmy, and a Golden Globe, so Woody has his work cut out for him. But it looks good, and fingers are crossed.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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