David Fincher is heading an American adaptation of British television series: The House of Cards. The original 90′s trilogy starred Ian Richardson as the suave ruthless British Prime Minister. The TV mini-series was based on Michael Dobbs' Novels a former Conservative Party chief of staff. Kevin Spacey has signed on for the series, in which the story switches from Whitehall to the White House. Hit the jump for more.
The adaptation is being penned by former political operative Beau Willimon. Deadline state:
"In his TV directorial debut, Fincher will direct the pilot for the project, based on the book and British miniseries of the same name. He will executive produce with Eric Roth, writer of Fincher’s previous movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Joshua Donen as well as Spacey and his producing partner at Trigger Street Prods. Dana Brunetti.The political-thriller novel House of Cards, 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."