In addition to repeating his Nixon performance in the Ron Howard film based on Peter Morgan's London and Broadway play, Variety reports that the three-time Tony winner will star as an energy industry executive in "On the Hook," an independent thriller being produced by Linda Moran and Rene Bastian.
Richard Ledes ("A Hole in One") will direct Langella, Elliott Gould and Laura Harring in the picture. The screenplay is by Alan Didier-Weill. "On the Hook" will shoot this summer. Roadside Attractions snagged worldwide rights to Andrew Wagner's 2007 Sundance film, "Starting Out in the Evening," which also stars Langella as a writer who has a relationship with a graduate student played by Lauren Ambrose. That movie is expected to have a fall release.
"Frost/Nixon" film production begins later this year, following the limited engagement of the play on Broadway (to Aug. 19).
Langella's London and Broadway Frost/Nixon co-star Michael Sheen will reprise his role as TV charmer and playboy David Frost.
Langella's recent film credits include "Superman Returns" and "Good Night, and Good Luck." Ron Howard is directing "Frost/Nixon," which has a screenplay by its playwright, Peter Morgan ("The Queen"). Langella is also a Tony Award winner for his work in Seascape and Fortune's Fool.