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Fincher, Spacey Build House of Cards



They've previously worked together on such modern film classics as Se7en and The Social Network, and now director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey are set to reteam for the small screen.

Variety reports that Spacey is attached to star in the American TV remake of House of Cards, the acclaimed British political miniseries of the same name.

Fincher is exec producing along with Spacey's Trigger Street Prods. Fincher will also direct the one-hour drama pilot, which is not yet set-up at a network.

The pilot was written by playwright-screenwriter Beau Willimon, whose acclaimed play Farragut North is currently being adapted for the big screen as The Ides of March with George Clooney co-starring and directing.

The original BBC miniseries starred Ian Richardson as the darkly comic master manipulator Francis Urquhart, who monologues to the audience a la Richard III as he schemes his way into becoming Prime Minister. He's covering up a past war crime, and even manages to make the king abdicate.



The political-thriller novel House of Cards, written by Michael Dobbs, former Conservative Party chief of staff, is set at the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as prime minister and follows a British politician with his eye on the top job.
In 1990, it was adapted by the BBC as a miniseries written by Andrew Davies and starring Ian Richardson. It went on to win a BAFTA award for Richardson and an Emmy for Davies. 

source | ign +  deadline
Tags: actor / actress, film director, kevin spacey, television
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