Michael Stahl-David has been tapped to star in Rob Reiner’s LBJ, taking on the iconic role of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The role serves as a source of conflict in the film, as Kennedy notoriously despised then President Lyndon Baines Johnson, played by Woody Harrelson.
Bill Pullman and Richard Jenkins will also play politicians, while Kim Allen takes on the role of Jackie Kennedy.
The script by Joey Harstone was featured on the 2014 Black List, and centers on the uphill battle that Johnson faced after assuming the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963.
Stahl-David burst onto the scene in J.J. Abrams-produced, found footage monster pic Cloverfield, in which he was the lead.
Since then, he’s starred in a few indie dramas, including the surreal live-action/animated The Congress, which also starred Robin Wright. He most recently was featured on HBO’s mini-series Show Me A Hero (Read our review here), appearing opposite Oscar Issac.
He’s repped by ICM and Management 360.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.