LBJ (film)

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Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by
Written by Joey Hartstone
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Barry Markowitz
Edited by Bob Joyce
Acacia Entertainment
Savvy Media Holdings
Castle Rock Entertainment
Star Thrower Entertainment
Country United States
Language English
Budget $52 million

LBJ is an upcoming American political drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Kim Allen, Michael Stahl-David, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Doug McKeon, and Michael Mosley. Filming began on September 21, 2015 in New Orleans.


The story centers around the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency at the hands of an assassin’s bullet in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson struggles to heal a nation and secure his presidency by passing Kennedy’s historic Civil Rights Act. His early years are also chronicled.



A political-historical drama LBJ, written by Joey Hartstone, which appeared on the winners of 2014 un-produced Black List screenplays.[13] On June 16, 2015, Woody Harrelson signed on to play the lead role of 36th President Lyndon B. Johnson while Rob Reiner also signed on to direct the film.[1] The film was produced by Acacia Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Castle Rock Entertainment, and Star Thrower Entertainment, and financed by Acacia, Savvy Media, Parkside Pictures and ITS Capital.[1] Producers on the film are Matthew George, Reiner, Liz Glotzer, Tim and Trevor White.[1]


Principal photography on the film began on September 21, 2015, in New Orleans.[14] It also shot in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Washington. Principal photography wrapped in December 2015.[1][11][15]


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  5. McNary, Dave (September 9, 2015). "Michael Stahl-David Cast as Bobby Kennedy in Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’". Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  6. Busch, Anita (September 14, 2015). "Jennifer Jason Leigh To Portray Lady Bird Johnson in Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’". Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  8. McNary, Dave (September 15, 2015). "Jeffrey Donovan Portraying JFK in Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’". Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  9. A. Lincoln, Ross (September 18, 2015). "Pooch Hall Knows ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, Doug McKeon Joins LBJ". Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  10. McNary, Dave (September 17, 2015). "‘Sirens’ Star Michael Mosley Joins Rob Reiner’s ‘LBJ’". Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 A. Lincoln, Ross (September 21, 2015). "Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins Join Will Ferrel-Amy Poehler Comedy; LBJ Packs Cast As Production Starts". Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "LBJ: Full cast & credits". Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  13. Bloom, David; Yamato, Jen (December 15, 2014). "‘Catherine The Great’ Leads The Blacklist 2014: Full List — Update". Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  14. Scott, Mike (September 22, 2015). "Rob Reiner's 'LBJ' begins shooting in New Orleans, with Woody Harrelson starring". Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  15. "Woody Harrelson’s ‘LBJ’ Funeral Scene Casting Call in New Orleans". September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 

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