Frost/Nixon (film)

Frost/Nixon (film)

Infobox Film
name = Frost/Nixon


caption = Film poster
director = Ron Howard
producer = Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
writer = Screenplay:
Peter Morgan
Play:
Peter Morgan
starring = Frank Langella
Michael Sheen
music = Hans Zimmer
cinematography = Salvadore Totino
editing = Daniel P. Hanley
Mike Hill
production design = Michael Corenblith
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = 15 October 2008 (London Film Festival)
flagicon|USA December 5, 2008 [limited]
flagicon|UK January 9, 2009
runtime = 122 minutes
country = United States
language = English
budget = $30 million
gross =
website =
imdb_id = 0870111

"Frost/Nixon" is a 2008 drama film based upon the play of the same name by Peter Morgan. The film version is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films for Universal Pictures. The film reunites its original two stars from the London and Broadway productions of the play, Frank Langella as former US President Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as British TV broadcaster David Frost. Filming began on August 27, 2007.

Plot

The film focuses on a series of interviews that David Frost (Michael Sheen) conducted with Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) in 1977.

Cast

*Frank Langella as Richard Nixon
*Michael Sheen as David Frost
*Kevin Bacon as Jack Brennan
*Oliver Platt as Bob Zelnick
*Sam Rockwell as James Reston Jr.
*Matthew Macfadyen as John Birt
*Toby Jones as Swifty Lazar
*Andy Milder as Frank Gannon

Other personalities depicted in the film include Diane Sawyer, Tricia Nixon, Michael York, Hugh Hefner, and Raymond Price.

Release

The film will have its world premiere on October 15, 2008 as the opening film of the 52nd annual London Film Festival.cite news|author= Staff writer|title= The Times BFI London Film Festival|url= http://www.movingpicturesmagazine.com/Default.aspx?DN=c049ff6b-f947-4ec3-86c8-17005d4ebc46&month=10&year=2008|work= Moving Pictures Magazine|accessdate= 2008-09-05] It will be released in selected theaters in the United States on December 5, 2008 before a wider national release. [cite news | url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117983222.html | title=2008 awards season shaping up | author=Pamela McClintock | publisher=Variety | date=2008-03-31 | accessdate=2008-04-01 ] It will go on general release in the United Kingdom from January 9, 2009.

References

External links

*
* [http://www.frostnixon.net/ Official website]
* [http://www.universalpicturesawards.com/ Universal Pictures Awards]


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