Frank Langella to Portray Cleveland Browns Owner in DRAFT DAY
Broadway legend Frank Langella is stepping away from the stage for his next gig, and heading to the football field.
According to Deadline, Langella has officially signed on to co-star in Summit/Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment's upcoming film DRAFT DAY. The actor will portray the fictionaliazed owner of the Cleveland Browns, 'Harvey Molina.'
The film, written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, also stars Kevin Coster, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary.
Costner will take on the role of the Browns' general manager, who fights to land the first pick in the NFL draft.
For the original report, head on over to Deadline.
Langella recently starred in the big screen's Robot & Frank. He will next be seen in the Stephen Frears' Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight for HBO in 2014. He recently finished production on Grace of Monaco opposite Nicole Kidman and the indie film, Parts Per Billion opposite Gena Rowlands and Rosario Dawson.
The actor starred in the film version of Frost/Nixon, for which he received an Oscar nomination and won a Tony Award for his performance in the stage play of the same name. His other film credits include Unknown, All Good Things, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Starting Out in the Evening, Good Night, and Good Luck, Dracula, and The Twelve Chairs.
Veteran of the Great White Way, Langella has appeared on Broadway in Man and Boy, A Man For All Seasons, Frost/Nixon, Match, Fortune's Fool, Present Laughter, The Father, Sherlock's Last Case, Hurlyburly, Design For Living, Passion, Amadeus, Dracula, Seascape, A Cry of Players and Yerma. He has also played Off-Broadway in The Visit, among many more credits.
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