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15 November 2012  |  Written by Nev Pierce  |  Source: Netflix

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Sex, power, politics... The first trailer for House Of Cards has hit and suggests a show as sinuous and sly as you would expect from the minds behind Zodiac and The Ides Of March. David Fincher is executive producing the 13-part series, written chiefly by Beau Willimon and due to stream – in its entirety – on Netflix from February 1.

 

Based on the 1990 BBC TV series, itself an adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ novel, it’s a political thriller which stars Kevin Spacey as the ruthless Francis Underwood, a US politician who, betrayed by his superiors, is out for revenge.

“Francis is not amoral – actually, I guess he is amoral – but he’s apolitical,” says Fincher. “He’s in it for the ground acquisition of people like himself. He’s not betrayed by a differing belief system. He’s betrayed by politics. And his retribution is political.”

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The other directors are James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross), Joel Schumacher (Falling Down), Allen Coulter (The Sopranos) and Charles McDougall (Hillsborough, The Office), while the cast includes Robin Wright as Spacey’s equally Machiavellian wife and Kate Mara, as ambitious reporter Zoe Barnes.

Of course this is not the first time Spacey has played a masterfully manipulative villain for Fincher. Here, though, the heads are in ballot boxes.


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Your Comments

Watch This Spacey
Robin Wright is a really hot older woman and a good actress too. This is right up Spacey's street, he can do that ice-cold, intimidating, manipulative thing in his sleep. More

Posted by BenTramer at 14:26 on 23 November 2012 | Report This Post

Wow...I love shows like this...with Fincher producing and Spacey as lead it can only be sleek More

Posted by ronniem at 12:42 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Oh please.
Good memories of Ian Richardson performance as Francis Urquhart in the original series. But the rest of it really hasn't aged that well. I think it's possible for a remake to surpass it. And as to those who think that Messrs Fincher and Spacey aren't equal to the task, Well... "You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment" More

Posted by eli_friendly at 00:21 on 21 November 2012 | Report This Post

Oh please.
Yet another great British show ripped off by Americans. Why can't Fincher come up with something original instead of remaking a classic? Just like with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More

Posted by sabbersolo at 01:26 on 18 November 2012 | Report This Post

Looks pretty good, nice to see Kristen Connolly from Cabin in the woods in something else I think she plays Spacey's assistant but I'm not sure, lots of other good actresses and actors in this as well so hopefully this will be a good series- looking forward to it. More

Posted by lewisb548 at 20:12 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

Fan-f*cking-tastic.
I remember the original, which is one of the great British TV dramas. I'm sure this will be just as amazing. More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:29 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

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