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Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to star in Watergate series for HBO

Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson

Story by Jack Foley

WOODY Harrelson and Justin Theroux are to co-star in a new limited series about Watergate for HBO.

The pair will star in and executive produce The White House Plumbers, which focuses on E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), who planned the Watergate burglary that eventually brought down Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Comprised of five episodes, the series comes from Veep writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck.

It will reveal the true story of how Nixon’s political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect.

The show is partly based on public records from the era and partly on the book Integrity by Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh and Matthew Krogh.

HBO president of programming Casey Bloys commented: “We’re excited to bring together such a talented team to take on this fascinating look at the internal machinations that brought down the Nixon White House. We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started.”

The series marks a return to HBO for both Harrelson, who most recently starred in the first season of True Detective, and The Leftovers star Theroux.

The White House Plumbers joins an exciting roster of upcoming HBO projects that includes a limited series about Jeffrey Epstein from Adam McKay, the Kate Winslet-led drama Mare of Easttown, Joss Whedon’s The Nevers and JJ Abrams’ sci-fi drama Demimonde.