April 28, 2007 04:21:49 GMT
Frank Langella and Michael Sheen both are in negotiations to reprise their stage role in "Frost/Nixon" for the film adaptation of the play.
Looks like there will be much similarities between "Frost/Nixon" and the Peter Morgan play it is based on apart from the story, if deals are finally inked.
Reports coming to the surface have informed that two cast members from the original namely Frank Langella and Michael Sheen are currently involved in negotiations to reprise their stage role on the big screen version. Both Langella and Sheen received positive reviews from critics for their performance as former U.S. president Richard Nixon and TV presenter David Frost, respectively, during the premiere of the play at London's Donmar Warehouse theatre last year.
A joint production of Universal Pictures, Working Title, and Imagine Entertainment, the film adaptation will follow the story presented in the original which revolves around the famed 1977 television interviews between Frost and Nixon. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard is in charge to direct from the script that Morgan himself penned with Brian Grazer, Eric Fellner, and Tim Bevan all producing.
UPDATE 04/30/2007: Variety has reported that both Langella and Sheen are finally positive to bring their respective stage portrayal of Nixon and Frost to the movie. Pic will enter production on August 27, dramatizing the series of interviews between the two figures.