Tony Winner Frank Langella to Star In Big Screen Adaptation of LAPHAM RISING
Deadline reports that Frank Langella will star in a big screen adaptation of Roger Rosenblatt's bestselling novel LAPHAM RISING. Shooting is set to get underway in early spring in the Hamptons. Charlie Kessler will direct from a script by Rosenblatt.
The story centers on "Harry March, a retired writer whose life starts to unravel when a multimillionaire begins building a mansion across from his quiet island home in the Hamptons. Up until now, he has lived peacefully with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. To Harry, the gargantuan mansion represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war."
Last June, Langella picked up his fourth Tony Award for Broadway's THE FATHER. He recently appeared in HBO film's ALL THE WAY and in Matthew Ross-directed Captain Fantastic. Other Broadway credits include MAN AND BOY, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, FROST/NIXON and MATCH.
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