Actors Sam Rockwell (“Matchstick Men,” “Galaxy Quest”), Toby Jones (“Infamous,” “The Painted Veil”) and Matthew Macfadyen (“Pride & Prejudice,” TV’s “Spooks”) are coming on board Ron Howard’s film version of “Frost/Nixon” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Peter Morgan 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. Working Title Films and Universal Pictures begin shooting late summer.