Giamatti To Play Khrushchev In “K Blows”

Paul Giamatti is set to play former Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev in a TV movie for HBO and Playtone reports Variety.

The story revolves around Khrushchev’s 13-day trip to the US in September 1959 which took place at the height of Cold War tensions.

Khrushchev famously got angry when told his planned trip to Disneyland was cancelled due to security concerns.

Tom Hanks will executive produce, but the project is only in the earliest stages of development at present.