Seasoned, versatile actor, David Morse has played a doctor, detective, hostage negotiator, corrections officer and now, an American president. As a matter of fact, in his upcoming project, the HBO miniseries, John Adams, Morse will essay the role of Americas first-ever leader.
David Morse, who plays the recurring character of Detective Michael Tritter on the medical drama, House, stars as George Washington alongside Paul Giamattis title character, John Adams. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by David McCullough, the series will chronicle the first half-century of the American republic, as told from the perspective of Adams wife, Abigail, played by actress Laura Linney. Giamatti, who earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his performances in Sideways and another biographical project, Cinderella Man, will portray the second United States president during his time as a Massachusetts lawyer working in the background to incite the revolt of the colonies.
The seven-part miniseries has begun filming in several key locations, including Colonel Williamsburgs Historic Area in Virginia. The project, which has reportedly already raked in over $60 million for the state, has elicited increased awareness and interest in American history, provided a welcome economic boost and has helped promote tourism.
Directed by Tom Hooper, John Adams, which is slated to air in March 2008, is produced by Gary Goetzman, David Coatsworth and double Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks. Aside from Giamatti, Linney and Houses David Morse, the biographical tele-movie also features Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson, Rufus Sewell as Alexander Hamilton and Justin Theroux as John Hancock.
Apart from John Adams, David Morse will also be seen in the movie, Passengers, also scheduled to open sometime next year. He recently appeared in Disturbia, which fared incredibly well at the box office and held its own against the third installment of Spiderman. On television, Morse previously starred in the series, Hack, prior to working on House.