HBO developing cult drama starring Kevin Spacey

HBO has confirmed a report in Variety that its closing a deal with writer Rod Lurie (Commander in Chief) to create a drama that’ll star Kevin Spacey as a charismatic cult leader. Lurie will also direct the project, dubbed The Crux.

The script set off a bidding war over the last few days, with interest from other cable nets including Showtime. HBO put the project on a fast track for development.

Spacey co-starred in HBO’s Emmy-winning film “Recount,” about the 2000 presidential election drama.

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  • W

    YES! That is ALL…

  • TorontoTom

    A cult led by Kevin Spacey? Sign me up…

    • Meredith

      Ditto.

  • Brett

    So, Spacey’s kind of given up on feature films already?

    • Mike

      Most actors come to realize that their characters can have a broader range in a TV series. Also, check out the newest TV guide to see how much more money they can make from each TV episode vs. a single film.

    • Dav

      Several big name movie stars have made the transition to TV and are doing quite well. Television is no longer the “small screen” that it use to be.

  • Christian

    Anyone else thinks this would be better as a reality show? I think I would join a cult dedicated to Kevin Spacey.

  • Dorkophile

    Kevin Spacey has not “given up” on feature films. He is a stage actor first and foremost, who then made a mark in movies, but ultimately went back to the stage that he loved. He had a contract with a theater in London recently for a long time, which is why he was not making many movies. I for one am excited to see him back in whatever capacity he chooses!!!

  • kevin spacey

    You like muscles…?

  • Kevin Gaycey

    I won’t watch anything with Kevin Spacey until he comes out of the closet. He is a coward/phoney.

  • Jay

    I’ve been a member of the cult of Kevin Spacey ever since his one-two punch of “The Usual Suspects” and “Se7en” in the fall of 1995. Watching this show is a no-brainer.

  • Brenda

    Love him and MarriageMatchmaker was amazing!

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