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Anthony Mackie cast as MLK in HBO's 'All The Way'

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Alexandra Herrera
Actor Anthony Mackie arrives for The MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles last year. He has been cast as MLK in upcoming HBO adaptation of All The Way. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actor Anthony Mackie arrives for The MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles last year. He has been cast as MLK in upcoming HBO adaptation of "All The Way." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Anthony Mackie, 36, who starred in The Winter Soldier as Sam Wilson/Falcon, was cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the upcoming HBO adaptation of All The Way.

Deadline reported the 36-year-old actor will star along Bryan Cranston, who will be reprising his role as Lyndon B. Johnson.

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All The Way is based on the stage play of the same name, which follows Johnson from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to his re-election.

Cranston, who played Johnson in the Broadway run, will continue the role that earned him a Tony Award. All The Way broke a box office record for most money earned in a single week for a straight play, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Mackie will not only play King, but will also help write the script. Steven Spielberg will be producing, and Jay Roach will be directing. Production on HBO's adaptation is expected to begin this fall.

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