Michael Stuhlbrag and more join Kevin Spacey in Gore
Netflix has confirmed the addition of Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Boardwalk Empire), Douglas Booth (Mary Shelley), Freya Mavor (The Sense of An Ending), Nikolai Kinski (Yves Saint Laurent), and Oscar nominee Griffin Dunne (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, War Machine) to the cast of Gore.
Gore is directed by Michael Hoffman from a screenplay written by Hoffman and Jay Parini, on whose 2015 insightful biography “Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal” the story is based. The film centers on the period in 1982 following Gore’s (Kevin Spacey) failed effort in the California Senate primary election. He retreats to his Italian home La Rondinaia in a Bacchanalian attempt to circumvent his writer’s block and sense of ennui.
Stuhlbarg stars in the role of Howard, Gore’s longtime companion; Booth and Mavor as the young couple whose vacation along the gorgeous and seductive Amalfi Coast is derailed by Gore’s attentions. Dunne and Kinski play famed American composer Leonard Bernstein and renowned Russian dancer/choreographer Rudolph Nureyev, regular visitors to Gore’s Ravello villa.
Andy Paterson produces for Sympathetic Ink. Paterson previously produced Spacey’s 2004 film about musician Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea and Hoffman’s Restoration.
The film is slated for release in 2018.
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