Universal Pictures has picked up the Peter Morgan play, Frost/Nixon, that Ron Howard will direct; Working Title and Imagine Entertainment will co-produce.

The story centers around the famed 1977 television interviews between David Frost and former president Richard Nixon, says Variety; in the London play, Frank Langella stars as Nixon while Michael Sheen is Frost.

Morgan will write the screenplay for Frost/Nixon; shooting on the film will begin after the play's run.

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