Despite the seemingly never-ending delay of The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford, there is still plenty of news for fans of Sam Rockwell. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Rockwell, along with Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen have signed on for the film version of the Peter Morgan play Frost/Nixon. The play is based on a series of television interviews between disgraced president Richard Nixon and David Frost that took place in 1977, in which Frost managed to get Nixon to admit to his role in the Watergate break-in. Last year, Christopher reported that Ron Howard was set to direct, and the script was adapted by Morgan himself. Also returning to the project from the stage version are Frank Langella (Nixon) and Michael Sheen (Frost). Rockwell will be playing James Reston Jr., Frost's head researcher.

This latest announcement came just a few weeks after Monika reported that Rockwell had signed on to star in the Chuck Palahniuk adaptation Choke. Frost/Nixon is set to start production this summer, which might cause a bit of a tight schedule for Rockwell since Choke was reportedly set to start later this month. Rockwell also has the upcoming thriller Joshua set for release this July, and Snow Angels with Kate Beckinsale later this year. So even though Jesse James might still be in limbo, it doesn't look like Rockwell is having any trouble finding work.
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