Frank Langella To Terrify Wes Bentley In Indie Drama The Time Being

By Sean O'Connell 2012-01-31 08:01:35discussion comments
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Four years after his well-deserved Oscar nomination for playing disgraced President Richard Nixon in Ron Howardís Frost/Nixon, Frank Langella continues to acquire offbeat, interesting acting challenges. Coming off solid reviews for his turn in the Sundance drama Robot and Frank, Langella has signed on for first-time writer-director Nenad Cicin-Sainís The Time Being, Deadline reports.

In the independent drama, Langellaís set to play Warner Dax, an eccentric millionaire in his final weeks of living who hires a talented but struggling artist named Daniel (Wes Bentley) to complete a series of strange art projects. But as the assignment proceeds, Danielís unsure whether Warnerís interested in helping him further his career, or if he has set in amotion an elaborate ruse that could bring his personal and professional life to an end.

Sarah Paulson (Martha, Marcy, May Marlene), Ahna OíReilly (The Help) and Corey Stoll (Woody Allenís Midnight In Paris) have boarded The Time Being, which will begin filming soon and could attempt a 2012 release if production goes smoothly.

Until then, Langella will be able to be seen in director Jake Schreierís Robot and Frank, an odd ďbuddyĒ comedy from screenwriter Christopher D. Ford about a retired jewel thief and the relationship he forms with his robot caretaker. Sony Pictures Classics nabbed the distribution rights to Frank at Sundance, paying somewhere north of $2 million, so expect to see the film in theaters later this year.
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