Frank Langella will carry his portrayal of Richard Nixon from stage to screen, starring in Frost Nixon, Universal’s Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play.
Variety says that Langella reteams with Michael Sheen, who had previously been tapped to reprise his role as Frost in the film version.
The nod comes as the thesp received nominations from the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle for his performance in the play, which bowed on Broadway April 22 after a London run. The play is scheduled to end Aug. 13, after a 20-week run.
The film, which dramatizes the series of TV interviews between the fallen U.S. president and journalist David Frost, is set to begin shooting Aug. 27.
Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with Imagine’s Brian Grazer.