Kevin Spacey in Talks to Star in Showtime Series THE CRUX; Rod Lurie to Write Pilot

     June 15, 2010

kevin_spacey_image__2_Apparently shooting three or four movies a year and serving as artistic director for London’s Old Vic Theatre just aren’t enough to keep Kevin Spacey busy.  According to New York Magazine, the Oscar-winning actor is also looking to add a television series to his schedule.  Spacey recently met with Bob Greenblatt, Showtime’s President of Entertainment, to pitch The Crux, a drama about a high-profile cult.  If a deal is reached, Spacey would play the leader of said cult.  Writer/director Rod Lurie (Commander in Chief, Straw Dogs remake) has been tapped to write the pilot.

Spacey is just the latest in a growing list of Oscar winners who have decided that premium cable series are  great showcases for their talents.  Others who have already made the leap include Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline, who all have projects in the works at HBO, and Jeremy Irons, who will star in Showtime’s upcoming The Borgias.