Paul Giamatti Takes Role as Nikita Khrushchev in HBO Movie


Paul Giamatti


Under the production of Tom Hanks' Playtone, the TV movie will follow the prominent Russian leader during his 13-day visit to United States.

Paul Giamatti is looking at one more potential Emmy-winning role. The actor won acclaims at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards when portraying the second U.S. president in miniseries "John Adams" and he now has signed up to portray another political figure, Nikita Khrushchev, in a TV movie for HBO.

The telepic is adapted from the book by Peter Carlson called "K Blows Top". HBO and Playtone have acquired the rights to the book which will chronicle the Russian leader's two-week tour in the United States. Paul Bernbaum who wrote 2007 flick "Next", will be in charge of the scriptwriting while Tom Hanks and his Playtone partner Paul Bernbaum will produce with Perri Kipperman and David Stern.

No details on the dates and other cast are released, Variety reports, because the project is in the early stages.

Khrushchev's visit to the United States in September 1959 is extended from President Eisenhower's invitation. He famously disgruntled when denied a visitation to Disneyland because of safety reasons.

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