It may seem a long way off, but the 52nd London Film Festival - to be held between 15th-30th October - already has its opening film confirmed. Wednesday October 15th will see the world premiere of FROST/NIXON from Oscar winning director/producer Ron Howard. Adapted for the screen by Peter Morgan from his own stage play, Howard's film casts Michael Sheen and Frank Langella reprising their West End and Broadway roles as David Frost and President Richard Nixon. The televised Frost/Nixon post-Watergate interviews drew the largest audience for a news programme in the history of American TV in the summer of 1977, and promises to make for an absorbing viewing experience.
The LFF have pulled off a real coupe with this opening night film, and Leicester Square will be really buzzing that particular evening. Those unable to get tickets will be able to see the film at UK cinemas from 9th January 2009.