Three actors sit down with 'Frost/Nixon'
EmptySam Rockwell, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen are coming on board "Frost/Nixon," Working Title Films and Universal Pictures' adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play. Ron Howard is directing, while 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 President Nixon granted David Frost in 1977 and that ended with a tacit admission of guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal. Frank Langella and Michael Sheen are reprising their Broadway roles as Nixon and Frost, respectively.
Rockwell is playing award-winning journalist James Reston Jr., the head researcher who helps Frost prep for the interviews.
Jones will portray legendary Hollywood dealmaker Swifty Lazar, who negotiates the deal with Frost on behalf of Nixon.
Macfadyen plays John Burt, a journalist for a weekly British television show.
Shooting will begin in late summer.
Rockwell next will appear in the Warner Independent Pictures drama "Snow Angels," opposite Kate Beckinsale, and "Joshua," a thriller being released by Fox Searchlight. He is repped by Gersh and Freedman Management.
British actor Jones is best known for portraying Truman Capote in "Infamous." He recently wrapped "The Mist" for Frank Darabont. Jones is repped by UTA and Artists Rights Group.
Macfadyen, repped by CAA and Evans & Reiss in the U.K., starred in "Pride & Prejudice" opposite Keira Knightley.