Bacon on staff of 'Frost/Nixon'


Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of "Frost/Nixon," Working Title Films and Universal Pictures' adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play. Ron Howard is directing, and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer.

The play is based on a series of televised interviews that David Frost secured with former President Nixon in 1977. The final interview ended with Nixon tacitly admitting his guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal.

Frank Langella and Michael Sheen are reprising their Broadway roles as Nixon and Frost, respectively.

Bacon, who is set to play Nixon's chief of staff Jack Brennan, joins Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen.

Shooting will begin in late summer.

Bacon next stars in "Death Sentence," a revenge drama from 20th Century Fox that is set for release in August, as well as in Alison Eastwood's "Rails and Ties," being released by Warner Independent Pictures. He is repped by Endeavor and attorney Fred Gaines.