Kevin Spacey to Play Winston Churchill in Upcoming WWII Film

Kevin Spacey to Play Winston Churchill in Upcoming WWII Film

Kevin Spacey has two Oscars to his credit, but these days he’s best known for playing devious politician Francis Underwood in Netflix’s House of Cards.

Soon, he’ll be trading in that character’s southern drawl for a crusty British accent to play Winston Churchill.

Spacey is attached to star in Captain of the Gate, a film that Sierra/Affinity is producing and fully financing for around $20 million. StudioCanal, which recently produced the airline thriller Non-Stop, is in early talks to come on board as a producer….

The film chronicles his rise to power as he stood against parliament to defend Britain and the world from Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.

On House of Cards , Spacey plays a cunning and cruel Democrat. Off screen his politics also lean left. He even met with late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in 2007.

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