Four-time Tony winner Frank Langella is set to star in the film adaptation of Roger Rosenblatt’s best-selling novel Lapham Rising, according to Deadline. The stage and screen actor was last seen on Broadway in Florian Zeller’s The Father, adapted by Christopher Hampton.
Deadline reports that Rosenblatt has penned the script and that Charlie Kessler will direct the film adaptation.
Langella will star as Harry March, a retired writer living in the Hamptons. March’s peaceful existence with his talking dog Hector begins to unravel when a millionaire decides to build a mansion just across from him. “Lapham’s monstrosity-to-be represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war,” reads a synopsis of Lapham Rising on Google Books.