Ned Van Zandt (The Blacklist) has joined the cast of the Bryan Cranston-starring LBJ movie All The Way, HBO’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play. Van Zandt will play Arkansas Sen. William Fulbright. Directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film covers Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made LBJ the 36th president and through a turbulent first year that included leveraging his power to pass civil rights legislation in Congress up to his landslide re-election victory in 1964. Van Zandt is repped by Creative Talent Company.
Liana Liberato (If I Stay) and Luke Benward (Point Of Honor) have landed roles in Measure Of A Man, the independent adaptation of Robert Lipsyte’s YA novel One Fat Summer that stars Donald Sutherland and Blake Cooper. Jim Loach is directing the coming-of-age story about an overweight and underconfident teenager (Cooper) who experiences a turning-point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself. Liberato will play Michelle Marks, Cooper’s antagonistic older sister. Benward plays Pete Marino, the crush of every girl in town who befriends Cooper. The novel won several awards including Library of Congress Best Book for Children. Liana is repped by CAA, and Benward is with CESD; both also are repped by Management 360.