Magazine article Screen International

Electric Entertainment, Global Pictures Media Team on Rob Reiner's 'LBJ'

Magazine article Screen International

Electric Entertainment, Global Pictures Media Team on Rob Reiner's 'LBJ'

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North American theatrical release on 300-plus screens planned for November.

Electric Entertainment has announced it will be teaming with P&A financier Global Pictures Media for Electric’s upcoming release LBJ, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody Harrelson.

The companies plan a November 3 release in North America on 300-plus screens. Global Pictures Media will act as the exclusive media agency of record and will assist in financing the release with Electric.

LBJ starts in 1960 as Senate majority Leader Lyndon Johnson loses the Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F Kennedy, played by Jeffrey Donovan.

Johnson agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice-president.

That all changes on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency.

As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary and attorney-general Bobby Kennedy and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell as he seeks to honour JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964. …

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