Frank Langella will carry his portrayal of Richard Nixon from stage to screen, starring in Frost-Nixon, Universal's Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play.

According to Variety, Langella will reteam with Michael Sheen, who had previously been tapped to reprise his role as Frost in the film version.

The role comes as the actor received nominations from the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle for his performance in the play, which bowed on Broadway April 22 after a London run. The play is scheduled end Aug 13, after a 20-week run.

The movie, which dramatizes the series of TV interviews between the fallen U.S. president and journalist David Frost, is set to begin shooting Aug 27.