Kevin Bacon Joins Frost/Nixon

Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play “Frost/Nixon” for director Ron Howard says The Hollywood Reporter.

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

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.