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Kevin Spacey and David Fincher head to the small screen for House of Cards

03.03.2011

Kevin Spacey is on a roll news-wise. Yesterday he talked about those "Bond villain rumors" and now there's news of a new project.

The project in question re-teams Spacey with David Fincher. Both will be making the move to television for HOUSE OF CARDS. Fincher will direct the pilot, which is based on the book and British miniseries of the same name. Spacey will star and serve as executive producer. Here are the details on the series:

"The political-thriller novel House of Card, 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."

Fincher's adaptation is set in the U.S. and was written by playwright/screenwriter Beau Willimon (THE IDES OF MARCH). The series has not yet sought out any television networks.

Extra Tidbit: Did anyone else enjoy Spacey in BEYOND THE SEA?
Source: Deadline

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8:40AM on 03/04/2011
Sounds cool to me. My vote is for AMC to get it. Get ready for the foreign things shouldn't be remade for the U.S. hate wagon.
Sounds cool to me. My vote is for AMC to get it. Get ready for the foreign things shouldn't be remade for the U.S. hate wagon.
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8:32AM on 03/04/2011
The original series was brilliant. Spacey could do a great job with the role.
The original series was brilliant. Spacey could do a great job with the role.
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7:50AM on 03/04/2011

Perfect!

I absolutely loved the BBC series "House of Cards" with the late, great Ian Richardson. Spacey's brand of assholish villainy could be a perfect fit for an Americanized reworking. Actually, the way politics are nowadays, it just seems like an ideal time to make a show about a dirty trickster.
I absolutely loved the BBC series "House of Cards" with the late, great Ian Richardson. Spacey's brand of assholish villainy could be a perfect fit for an Americanized reworking. Actually, the way politics are nowadays, it just seems like an ideal time to make a show about a dirty trickster.
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10:47PM on 03/03/2011
I would love to see Spacey make the jump to television. So many great actors are making the jump and most of them have been very successful (Californication and David Duchovny being my favorite).

I could HBO picking this up. Then Showtime and then possibly AMC followed by FX.
I would love to see Spacey make the jump to television. So many great actors are making the jump and most of them have been very successful (Californication and David Duchovny being my favorite).

I could HBO picking this up. Then Showtime and then possibly AMC followed by FX.
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8:57PM on 03/03/2011

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Please....For The Love Of God! No Bond for Spacey! He was a very "Feminine" Lex Luthor. I don't see that changing anytime soon!
Please....For The Love Of God! No Bond for Spacey! He was a very "Feminine" Lex Luthor. I don't see that changing anytime soon!
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