Kevin Spacey To Take On Winston Churchill In New Political Drama

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March 25, 2014 | 6:56pm EST

Actor Kevin Spacey is preparing to swap American politics for the British parliament after signing on to star as former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a new movie.
The double Oscar winner will portray the U.K.’s great wartime leader in Captain of the Gate, an upcoming film which will document Churchill’s rise to power, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Spacey is no stranger to political projects – he currently plays scheming Democrat Francis Underwood in the U.S. version of drama series House of Cards.
Churchill, who was Britain’s Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 – and again from 1951 to 1955, has previously been portrayed on screen by Richard Burton (Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years); Simon Ward (Young Winston); Timothy West (Churchill and the Generals); Robert Hardy (Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years); Bob Hoskins (World War II: When Lions Roared); Albert Finney (The Gathering Storm), and Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), while Timothy Spall played the Prime Minister in 2010’s The King’s Speech.