Kevin Spacey will reunite with David Fincher for House of Cards, a television drama based on the novel and BBC miniseries of the same name, Deadline reports. It will mark the TV directorial debut of Fincher (The Social Network, Se7en), who will helm the pilot. Spacey will star and produce.
Written by Michael Dobbs, a former Conservative Party chief of staff, the 1989 political thriller followed a fictional British politician who schemed to become prime minister. The novel as adapted in 1990 as a critically acclaimed four-part BBC drama. Fincher’s version, for Media Rights Capital, transplants the story to the United States. It was written by Beau Willimon (The Ides of March).
Fincher will also executive produce, along with Eric Roth, Joshua Donen, and Spacey and his Trigger Street Productions partner Dana Brunetti. No network is attached.
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