Platt ready for 'Nixon,' 'Nip' roles
EmptyOliver Platt has signed on to play Bob Zelnick in Working Title and Universal Pictures' big-screen adaptation of "Frost/Nixon" and has landed a recurring role on FX's "Nip/Tuck."
Zelnick was the executive editor of the Frost-Nixon interviews.
Ron Howard is directing "Frost/Nixon," which was adapted from Peter Morgan's hit play. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Brian Grazer are producing the film, which sees Frank Langella and Michael Sheen reprising their Broadway roles as Nixon and Frost, respectively. Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen also are on board.
In five episodes of "Nip/Tuck" next season, Platt will play Freddy Prune, the producer of a TV show on which Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) serve as consultants.
Platt, who next appears as George Steinbrenner in the ESPN miniseries "The Bronx Is Burning," most recently garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his work in the Showtime series "Huff." He also earned a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Connor McPherson's "Shining City."
He is repped by Endeavor and the Gold Co.