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Rockwell, Jones, Macfadyen Join Frost/Nixon Film


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen have been added to the the cast of the upcoming film version of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon.

They will join the previously announced Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, who will respectively reprise their London and Broadway roles as Richard Nixon and interviewer David FrostRon Howard (The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind) is set to direct the film, which will be brought to the screen by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as Brian Glazer of Imagine Entertainment.  Shooting commences in late summer.

Rockwell (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Matchstick Men, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) will play journalist James Reston Jr., with Jones (Infamous, The Play What I Wrote in the West End and on Broadway, voice of "Dobby" in Harry Potter films) as Hollywood dealmaker Swifty Lazar and Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice, Enigma, "Spooks") as British TV journalist John Burt

Frost/Nixon opened on Broadway on April 22, 2007 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) after beginning preview performances on March 31. The show, which played London's West End, a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, and the Gielgud Theatre before coming to Broadway, stars Frank Langella as President Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as Sir David Frost, as well as  Remy Auberjonois (John Birt); Shira Gregory (Evonne Goolagong); Corey Johnson (Jack Brennan); Stephen Kunken (Jim Reston); Stephen Rowe (Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace); Triney Sandoval (Manolo Sanchez); Armand Schultz (Bob Zelnick); Sonya Walger (Caroline Cushing).

Press notes state, "Frost/Nixon tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? The fast-paced new play shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental political interviews of all time."

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Photo - Sam Rockwell

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