Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson are seen for the first time on White House Plumbers
Pictured: Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson first appear on the New York set of the Watergate scandal film The White House Plumbers
Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson first got a glimpse of the set of the new HBO drama The White House Plumbers.
The series – which will revisit the infamous 1972 Watergate scandal involving the Nixon administration – stars Theroux, 49, and Harrelson, 59, as masterminds G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt, respectively.
The actors were seen in full costume when production of the five-part series began in Dutchess County, New York.
First look: Justin Theroux, 49, and Woody Harrelson, 59, are first caught as Watergate masterminds G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt on the set of HBO’s The White House Plumbers
The Leftovers actor – who wore a handlebar mustache in preparation for filming – was seen in a brown pinstripe suit with a crisp white button down and a matching tie.
He carried what appeared to be a prop of confidential documents in a manila envelope and later took his rescue dog Kuma for a walk between takes.
And Harrelson seemed to be half in the wardrobe as he put on a pair of trousers and a white T-shirt as he wandered around the set.
Coming from Veep’s executive producers, the project is based on public records alongside the book Integrity by Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh and Matthew Krogh.
Quick pause: Leftovers’ actor was seen with what appeared to be a prop of confidential documents in a manila envelope while taking his rescue dog Kuma for a walk between takes
Days Set: Harrelson playing Hunt appeared to be half in the wardrobe as he donned slacks with a white T-shirt as he wandered around the set
Hunt and Liddy were instrumental in the overthrow of US President Richard Nixon, despite their tireless efforts to protect the government at all costs.
Both members of the White House Plumbers – a special investigative unit set up to stop secret information such as the Pentagon Papers from leaking to the media – staged a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
Liddy (Theroux) and Hunt (Harrelson) were convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping after their agents were arrested at DNC headquarters in 1972 – what has been dubbed the Watergate scandal.
Masterminds: Hunt (Harrelson) and Liddy (Theroux) were members of the ‘White House Plumbers’ – a special investigative unit that staged a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters
Liddy refused to testify before the Senate committee investigating the scandal and spent nearly 52 months in prison, while Hunt spent 33 months in prison.
The star-studded cast also includes Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Ike Barinholtz (The Oath), John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac), and Domhnall Gleeson (Run).
Days ago, HBO released the first official photo of Theroux and Harrelson in costume, but a release date for the series has yet to be announced.
Leading Men: Theroux and Harrelson are both executive producers on the HBO project, but no release date has been announced at this time. Political scandal never looked better. A first look at Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson in the upcoming limited series The White House Plumbers, ”HBO shared May 22.