Kevin Spacey and David Fincher Team to Build a House Of Cards

Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart in House of Cards, 1993.

It seems more and more film stars are finding homes on the small screen these days.

Kevin Spacey has decided to take his stab at TV with House Of Cards.

As well as starring in the series, Spacey will also executive produce. Fresh off the success of The Social Network, David Fincher is on board to direct the pilot.

Cards will be an hour-long drama based on the novel by Michael Dodds and the early ’90s British miniseries of the same name. The story follows Francis Urquhart (note his initials), a Conservative Chief Whip, who is extremely amoral and manipulative and is scheming to become leader of the governing party and eventually Prime Minister.

Beau Willimon (The Ides of March) wrote the pilot and will also serve as an executive producer.

No network is currently attached.

Personally, I don’t really know anything about the original BBC show or the book, but with talent like Spacey and Fincher attached, it has already piqued my interests.

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