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David Fincher Builds 'House of Cards' for Media Rights Capital

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 22nd 2009 6:28PM
David FincherHot off the film success of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' director David Fincher is teaming up with Media Rights Capital in developing a series entitled 'House of Cards,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.

No networks have signed on yet, but with Fincher's proven track record, that could change pretty quickly. The show is an adaptation of a British book and miniseries of the same name, depicting a lead character with strong political ambitions at the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as prime minister. This version will be set in the U.S. with a focus on "issues of political ambition and blackmail."David FincherHot off the film success of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' director David Fincher is teaming up with Media Rights Capital in developing a series entitled 'House of Cards,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.

No networks have signed on yet, but with Fincher's proven track record, that could change pretty quickly. The show is an adaptation of a British book and miniseries of the same name, depicting a lead character with strong political ambitions at the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as prime minister. This version will be set in the U.S. with a focus on "issues of political ambition and blackmail."

The original BBC miniseries aired in late 1990 and won two BAFTA awards, and it is widely considered one of the best shows in British television history (the British Film Institute ranked it 84th on its BFI TV 100 list).

Fincher will team up with 'Forrest Gump' and 'Benjamin Button' screenwriter Eric Roth for executive producing duties. Recent MRC shows include 'Shaq Vs.,' 'The Goode Family' and the animated version of 'The Ricky Gervais Show,' due next year on HBO.

Prior to 'Benjamin Button,' Fincher found success with the films 'Seven' and 'Fight Club.'

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