Former “Burn Notice” star Jeffrey Donovan will portray President John F. Kennedy alongside Woody Harrelson’s Lyndon Baines Johnson in Rob Reiner’s upcoming “LBJ” film.
Joey Hartstone’s script follows Johnson’s ascension from the poor hill country of West Texas to the corridors of power in Washington. Johnson was JFK’s running mate in the 1960 election and his 1963 assassination led to Johnson ascending to the role of President.
He joins a cast that also includes Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson, Michael Stahl-David as Bobby Kennedy, Richard Jenkins as Richard Russell, Bill Pullman as Ralph Yarborough and Kim Allen as Jackie Kennedy.
Reiner, Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Michael R. Williams, Tim White and Trevor White are all slated to produce and shooting is set to begin late September in New Orleans, Dallas and Washington, D.C.