Spacey to play Churchill in biopic
Spacey is currently starring as politician Frank Underwood in the hit US remake of BBC drama House of Cards.
The Oscar-winning actor is now attached to star as Churchill in the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ben Kaplan, who previously wrote a TV movie for the History Channel about the late President Ronald Reagan, penned the screenplay. He also has wrote episodes for the documentary series Vietnam in HD and WWII in HD.
A director for the project is currently being sought.
Churchill, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, was Prime Minister from 1940-45 and again from 1951-55.
Spacey, 54, is due to step down from his position as artistic director of The Old Vic next year.