Rob Reiner's 'LBJ' Biopic Gets Awards Season Release Date


Woody Harrelson stars as the former president, while Jennifer Jason Leigh takes on the role of his wife.

Rob Reiner's LBJ has an awards season release date.

Distributed by Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic starring Woody Harrelson will hit theaters on Nov. 10. It will open opposite another biopic about author A.A. Milne -- Fox Searchlight's Goodbye Christopher Robin starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.

Also released wide that weekend are Paramount's followup comedy Daddy's Home 2 starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Fox's starry thriller Murder on the Orient Express led by Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley, and Sony's faith-based animated tale The Star.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan and Michael Stahl-David are also featured in the drama, which recounts Johnson's early White House tenure, as he led a nation that was still grieving the loss of its fallen leader, JFK, all while navigating the pressures of the Vietnam War and the growing Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King Jr.

Reiner, Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Trevor White and Tim White produced the film. Martin Shafer, Elizabeth Bell and Allan Mandelbaum executive produced. It first debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.