Lane, Grammer and Tucci Join Cast of "Swing Vote" Film

News   Lane, Grammer and Tucci Join Cast of "Swing Vote" Film Variety reports that stage stars Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer and Stanley Tucci are among the cast added to the upcoming film "Swing Vote," which will star Kevin Costner.

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Joshua Michael Stern ("Neverwas") directs the screenplay he penned with Jason Richman.

According to the trade publication, Costner plays "an apathetic working-class single dad who's thrust on the world stage when the presidential election comes down to his vote."

Also appearing in the film, which begins filming in New Mexico later this July, are Dennis Hopper, George Lopez and newcomer Madeline Carroll.

Lane (The Producers) and Tucci (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) play rival campaign managers to Hopper and Grammer's presidential hopefuls.

Emmy Award winner Grammer earned acclaim for his turn as the title psychiatrist in "Frasier." The actor appeared on Broadway in the short-lived Macbeth, in the New York Philharmonic's production of My Fair Lady and also starred in NBC's TV version of Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical "A Christmas Carol." Seen on the big screen in "X-Men: The Last Stand," Grammer also produces the shows "Medium," "Girlfriends" and "The Game." Tucci appeared on Broadway in the 2002 revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. His other credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs, Scapin and The Misanthrope. His screen work includes "The Devil Wears Prada," "Big Night," "The Terminal" among others.

Lane last appeared on Broadway in Butley. In addition to his Tony-winning roles in The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, he has also starred in The Odd Couple, Present Laughter, Merlin, The Wind in the Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Man Who Came to Dinner. The actor has also been featured in such films as "Addams Family Values," "Mousehunt," "Love's Labour's Lost," "The Lion King" (in voice) and "The Birdcage," scoring a Golden Globe nomination for his work in the latter. He was also seen in the film adaptations of "Nicholas Nickleby" and "The Producers" and will return to Broadway this season in David Mamet's November.

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