Rockwell, Jones and Macfadyen Cast in Frost/Nixon Film

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More casting has been announced for the upcoming film version of Peter Morgan's acclaimed post-Watergate play Frost/Nixon.

Sam Rockwell joins the cast of
Sam Rockwell joins the cast of "Frost/Nixon." Photo by Aubrey Reuben

As previously announced, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen will repeat their stage roles of, respectively, Richard Nixon and David Frost in the Ron Howard film. Hollywood Reporter says they will be joined on screen by Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen.

Rockwell will play journalist James Reston Jr., Jones will portray dealmaker Swifty Lazar and Macfadyen will be British journalist John Birt.

The Working Title Films/Universal Pictures production is scheduled to begin shooting late this summer.

Among Sam Rockwell's films are "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Lawn Dogs," "Matchstick Men" and "The Green Mile." His upcoming films include "Snow Angels" and "Joshua."

Toby Jones played Truman Capote in "Infamous" and has also been seen in "The Painted Veil," "A Harlot's Progress," "The Sickie," "Amazing Grace," "Elizabeth I," "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and "Finding Neverland." He just finished filming "The Mist."

Matthew Macfadyen played Mr. Darcy in "Pride & Prejudice." His other screen credits include "The Reckoning," "In My Father's Den," "Middletown," "Secret Life" and "Death at a Funeral."

According to press notes for the Broadway production, "Frost/Nixon tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? The fast-paced new play shows the determination, conviction and cunning of two men as they square off in one of the most monumental political interviews of all time."

Frost/Nixon earned three recent Olivier Award nominations including Best New Play. British Sheen and American Langella (a two-time Tony Award winner) were also Olivier nominated (separately) in the category of Best Actor.

The Broadway production plays the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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