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Nixon/Frost bought by British Working Title

Nixon-Frost.jpgThe rights to the film version of the highly successful stage play, Nixon/Frost, have just been purchased by the British film making company Working Title. Beating such other big names such as the Weinstein, Clooney, and Rudin to the post.

In the past Working Title have been responsible for such hits as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones series and the superb Love Actually.

Peter Morgan is the man who wrote the stage play, and seems to have his plate filled with successful film adaptations. He also wrote The Queen, the recent film starring Helen Mirren, The Last King of Scotland, The Other Boleyn Girl starring Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.

What is interesting is that the story from The Guardian confirms that Ron Howard is directing. The footage of the ex-President Richard Nixon admitting that he'd failed the American people and seeing both interviewer and interviewee moved to tears is perhaps one of the top most striking moments of television. So to see this handled by a British company and directed by the very strong hand of Howard, I think we're in for something quite special.

There's no further word on casting as yet, and Working Title are keeping quiet on whether Frank Langella and Michael Sheen could reprise their stage roles.



Man I love Michael Sheen after seeing him in The Queen!


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