Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to star in Watergate series

They'll play intelligence officers who helped set into motion the infamous scandal.

Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are to star in a new limited series about the Watergate scandal, HBO has announced. 

Entitled The White House Plumbers, Harrelson and Theroux will play former intelligence officers E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy respectively. 

The pair planned and were caught attempting to steal documents and bug a hotel room in what became known as the Watergate burglary. 

This set into motion the infamous scandal of the same name which eventually brought down Richard Nixon’s presidency. 

Veep’s Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck will write the five-part series which is partly based on Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh’s book Integrity.

Any further casting or an official release date has yet to be announced.

"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," said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys.

"We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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