Kevin Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner for The Usual Suspects (1999) and American Beauty (1999), has lately been hamming away as Frank Underwood, the corrupt politico in the Netflix series House of Cards (a show in which the actor has received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations). A return to the big screen is seemingly in order as Spacey appears set to join the casts of two fascinating new films- Baby Driver, the latest from director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Billionaire Boys Club, a biographical drama from director James Cox (Wonderland). Coincidentally, both films star rising actor Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars).
Baby Driver centers around a young man (Elgort) who is coerced into becoming a getaway driver in a doomed heist. Spacey is slated to portray a veteran crime kingpin. The impressive ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Ray), recent Emmy winner Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Lily James (Cinderella). Wright also wrote the screenplay. The film is currently in pre-production with Working Title producing and Sony set to distribute. The film that might fully utilize Spacey’s Machiavellian talents.
As might Billionaire Boys Club, a true-to-life crime tale of money and murder. The film centers around the rise of Joe Hunt (Elgort), a growing power players in Los Angeles in 1980s. Spacey will portray Ron Levin, an object of wealth of fast living. Rising star Taron Egerton (Kingsman) and Emma Roberts (Screen Queens) round the ensemble. James Cox directs and wrote the screenplay with Captain Mauzner (Factory Girl). Cox previously directed the 2003 true crime drama Wonderland, a film that centered around the mysterious death of porn star James Holmes (portrayed in the film by Val Kilmer).
Spacey already has Elvis & Nixon in the can, a film from Amazon Studios in which he portrays former president Richard Nixon- Oscar nominated actor Michael Shannon (99 Homes) co-stars. Spacey is also has another season of House of Cards due for release on Netflix next spring. Both Baby Driver and Billionaire Boys Club are expected to hit theaters sometime in 2016.