Peter Morgan — whose “Frost/Nixon” is not only filling theaters around the country but is in line for plenty in the statuette department (as in Golden Globes and Oscars) — is setting up his next politco project which looks to create (or re-create, as it were) the “Special Relationship” between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and departing U.S. President George Bush.
Variety reported on what will be the third film by Morgan about Blair. Previously, he had written “The Deal” about Blair’s stratospheric rise in British politics, followed by “The Queen” about the thorny relationship with Queen Elizabeth II.
Without trying to be too much like Oliver Stone, Morgan takes on Brit politics without the sledgehammer approach that Stone is so often fond of when it comes to things political.
Morgan will rely on actor Michael Sheen, who is gaining amazing fame as David Frost in “Frost/Nixon, to take on the Blair role. He played Blair in both earlier incarnates about the PM.
Bush is still a question mark. But Morgan, as he’s directing as well, could always at least approach Josh Brolin, who did stellar work as Bush in Stone’s “W.”