Latest Frank Langella Stories

2009-08-15 11:45:13

British actress Carey Mulligan reportedly has been hired for a role in the new U.S. movie Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday the 24-year-old actress will play the daughter of the lead character, corporate raider Gordon Gecko, who Michael Douglas brought to life in 1987's Wall Street. Douglas will reprise his Gecko role for the sequel with Shia LaBeouf and Frank Langella also signed on as cast members LaBeouf, star of the Transformers films, will play a...

2009-08-10 15:53:27

Actor Frank Langella is in talks to join Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, a sequel to the morality tale of New York's financial district, the studio said. Shia LaBeouf is tapped to star with Michael Douglas, who'll reprise his Gordon Gekko role in the sequel, directed by Oliver Stone, who helmed the 1987 original, Variety reported Monday. Josh Brolin reportedly is considering a part in the drama as well. Langella is in talks to play Lewis Zabel, an old-time broker who mentors LaBeouf's...

2009-01-27 09:45:15

The U.S. publication AARP The Magazine has declared Frost/Nixon 2008's Best Movie for Grownups. Based on the post-Watergate television interviews between British journalist David Frost and former U.S. president Richard Nixon, director Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's play Frost/Nixon was selected by the editors of AARP The Magazine, a publication that describes itself as the definitive voice for Americans over the age of 50 and the world's largest-circulation magazine...

2008-12-20 11:10:59

The African-American Film Critics Association says The Dark Knight is its movie of the year thanks, in part, to the late Australian actor Heath Ledger. The critics group announced Friday the newest movie about the comic book hero Batman beat out all other 2008 contenders abetted by Ledger's best supporting actor award-winning performance, Ledger, the Los Angeles Times reported. Ledger plays Batman's nemesis, the Joker, in the action-drama. The actor died in January of an accidental drug...

2008-12-09 13:21:02

Universal Pictures says its film Frost/Nixon earned $180,708 when it debuted in three locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Toronto last weekend. The per-screen average of $60,236 gives Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Peter Morgan's play the highest per-screen debut of any film released in the United States this year, the movie studio said. This is a spectacular opening, and we are thrilled with the result, Adam Fogelson, president of marketing and distribution for Universal...

2008-12-05 17:48:40

Frank Langella says it was hard to shake off the character of Richard Nixon after playing the U.S. president in the stage and film versions of Frost/Nixon. Well, he's a very affecting person to play, the actor told reporters in New York recently about playing Nixon, who resigned in 1974 while facing impeachment because of the Watergate scandal. Usually, characters leave me relatively quickly, but Nixon stayed with me a lot. The depth of this man's pain and the depth of his desire for...

2008-12-02 17:17:05

Frank Langella says a scene in Frost/Nixon, where former U.S. President Richard Nixon calls David Frost the night before their final interview, is fictitious. Langella and Michael Sheen played Nixon and Frost respectively in the stage version of playwright Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon in London and New York, then reprised their roles in director Ron Howard's new film adaptation. The fact-based play and film are about how fading British television star Frost landed a series of exclusive...

2008-11-12 18:00:13

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The New York premiere of the drama FROST/NIXON (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060316/LATH064LOGO) WHO: "FROST/NIXON" director/producer Ron Howard; producers Brian Grazer, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner; cast members Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Kate Jennings Grant, Gabriel Jarret, Patty McCormack and Sam Rockwell;...

2008-10-17 15:00:15

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberation Entertainment has concluded a deal with Sir David Frost and his production company, David Paradine Television Inc, to secure the North American distribution rights to the entire broadcast footage of the historical Frost Nixon TV interviews from 1977. These interviews drew the largest audience ever for a news interview in the history of television. The filming of the Frost/Nixon interview occurred over four weeks in 1977. Never before, nor...

2008-10-08 15:00:24

By ROBERT FELDBERG, STAFF WRITER REVIEW A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Broadway play revival, presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. Written by Robert Bolt. Directed by Doug Hughes. With Frank Langella, Mary Ann Plunkett, Jeremy Strong, Zach Grenier, Michel Gill and Patrick Page. Schedule: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $66.50 to $111.50. 212-719-1300 or...

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