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Nixon gets cast

Apr. 30, 2007by: Mike Sampson
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Despite the alluring siren call of Hollywood A-listers like Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey, director Ron Howard has done the right thing and cast Frank Langella as Richard Nixon in his upcoming film FROST/NIXON. Langella is currently starring in the Broadway production of the play upon which the movie is based. Langella is perhaps best known for his searing portrayal of Skeletor opposite Dolph Lundgren in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (or possibly the guy who showed off his pecker in 1997's LOLITA or even still as just an all around creepy dude). The signing of Langella means that the cast of the Broadway play will stay intact as Michael Sheen had previously agreed to play Frost in the filmed version. FROST/NIXON follows the series of interviews between Nixon and TV journalist David Frost. Howard has pacted to make FROST/NIXON his next film, following that with ANGELS AND DEMONS, the DA VINCI CODE prequel. Filming on the project is set to begin in August.

Extra Tidbit: Playwright Peter Morgan also wrote the scripts for THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND and THE QUEEN.
Source: Variety

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10:46PM on 04/30/2007
This is weird, my theater professor mentioned today that he is flying to London to approach Peter Morgan to write a musical.
This is weird, my theater professor mentioned today that he is flying to London to approach Peter Morgan to write a musical.
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3:24PM on 04/30/2007
Langella: best known as Skeletor? Man, you guys need to get out more. How about as the guy who set himself on fire only to find out it really hurts in The 9th Gate, or to show MY age, the date friendly Dracula against Sir Larry's Van Helsing?
Langella: best known as Skeletor? Man, you guys need to get out more. How about as the guy who set himself on fire only to find out it really hurts in The 9th Gate, or to show MY age, the date friendly Dracula against Sir Larry's Van Helsing?
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