Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill

After two seasons playing the dark, menacing, downright evil politician that is Frank Underwood, Kevin Spacey has signed on to play Winston Churchill in the upcoming flick ‘Captain of the Gate’.

The film is being produced and funded by Sierra/Affinity, with talks that StudioCanal may come on board as a producing partner.

For those not too savvy with UK politics, Churchill was Prime Minister in Britain from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955, and is regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders. ‘Captain of the Gate’ will ¬†chronicle Churchill’s rise to power as he stood against parliament to defend Britain and the world from Hitler’s Third Reich.

The screenplay has been penned by Ben Kaplan and there is no director attached to the project.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Can’t wait to hear him say “Ah yes!”

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