Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson starring in HBO ‘Watergate’ series
Move over, Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman — Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson are the new “Watergate” duo.
The two actors will star in a new HBO limited series about the scandal that led to Nixon’s resignation called “The White House Plumbers.”
It hails from former “Veep” writers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, and it will follow E. Howard Hunt (played by Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (played by Theroux), the two men who planned the June 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building.
This marks a return to HBO for both stars — who are also executive-producing “The White House Plumbers” — as Theroux previously starred in the existential drama “The Leftovers” (2014-2017) and Harrelson starred in the acclaimed first season of “True Detective” in 2014.
It looks like HBO is trying to replicate the success of this year’s hit “Chernobyl.” Like that historical miniseries, “The White House Plumbers” is based on a real event and will be just five episodes.
Unlike “Chernobyl” however, you can expect lots of laughs since “Plumbers” hails from the “Veep” team. This will feature a lot more bumbling than “All the President’s Men,” as these two men accidentally bring down the commander in chief they’re trying to help.
“The White House Plumbers” will be based on the 2007 book “Integrity” by Egil and Matthew Krogh as well as historical records from the 1970s. No release date has been announced yet.
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