Kevin Spacey and David Fincher’s last success, whether you noticed the former in the opening credits or not, was The Social Network. Now the star of The Usual Suspects and one of the biggest directors in Tinsletown are preparing to tackle the medium of television.
This time around Spacey will be taking an acting role, which will hopefully reassert some of the credibility he lost for turning up in American Airlines commercials (c’mon, Kevin, you’re one of the elite). And the project sounds right up the alley of the Man Who Plays Quiet Crazy People.
House of Cards, the TV project in question, is helmed by Fincher and is based on the book of the same name. Set at the end of Margaret Thatcher’s time at Number Ten, it follows a British politician who’s after the most desirable political address in the country.
This won’t be the first time House of Cards has appeared on televisions – the BBC adapted it into a TV miniseries in the early Nineties, and it won both a BAFTA and an Emmy. Pretty tough act to follow then, but hopefully Spacey and Fincher will lend their unique talents to the project. More on this as it happens.