Frost/Nixon Playwright Peter Morgan Readies Film Follow-Up to "The Queen"
02 Oct 2007
Photo by Aubrey Reuben
Peter Morgan, who was most recently represented on Broadway with his acclaimed dramatization of David Frost's historic interview with Richard Nixon, Frost/Nixon, is now slated to follow-up his film success "The Queen" with the third installment in his Tony Blair trilogy.
Variety reports that Morgan's latest film will focus on the pivotal transference of American power from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush and how the Blair administration's relationship with the U.S. changed as a result.
The project, which Morgan is currently researching, follows in Morgan's Blair trilogy of "The Deal" and "The Queen." Morgan is scheduled to begin writing the film by the end of this year, with Michael Sheen reprising his role as Tony Blair.
Andy Harries and Christine Langan, who co-produced "The Queen" and "The Deal," will repeat their duties for the upcoming Morgan film, which will be directed by Tom Hooper.
Ron Howard directs the film adaptation of Morgan's first Broadway outing Frost/Nixon, currently in production starring original Broadway cast members Frank Langella and Michael Sheen.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.