Oliver Platt has signed on to play Bob Zelnick in Working Title and Universal Pictures’ big screen adaptation of Frost/Nixon and has landed a recurring role on FX’s “Nip/Tuck,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Zelnick was the executive editor of the Frost-Nixon interviews. Ron Howard is directing the movie, which was adapted from Peter Morgan’s hit play. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Brian Grazer are producing the project, which sees Frank Langella and Michael Sheen reprising their Broadway roles as Nixon and Frost, respectively. Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen also are on board.
In five episodes of “Nip/Tuck” next season, Platt will play Freddy Prune, the producer of a TV show on which Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) serve as consultants.