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Kevin Spacey to Play Winston Churchill

Date March 25, 2014

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is taking his political acting global.

The House of Cards star has been tapped to play Winston Churchill in the upcoming film Captain of the Gate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will chronicle Churchill's rise to power in the early 1940s as he defied the British parliament to defend the country against Adolf Hitler.

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Churchill served as prime minister of the U.K. from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. He died in 1965.

In 2011, Spacey told O Magazine that The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill was one of his favorite books. "It's not often that we are presented with politicians who can turn humor on themselves and see the world in a witty way, even during very difficult times," the actor said.

Captain of the Gate will be produced by Sierra/Affinity, with Ben Kaplan writing. A director has not yet been named.

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