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‘House of Cards’ star Kevin Spacey has signed on to portray Winston Churchill in the Sierra/Affinity-financed indie biopic ‘Captain of the Gate.’

THR hears that the script, penned by Ben Kaplan (‘Reagan,’ ‘WWII in HD’), will chronicle Churchill’s rise to power as the U.K. prime minister, leading up to his stand against parliament to defend Britain and the world from Hitler and his Nazi forces.

Lila 9th Productions and Zero Gravity are on board to produce, with StudioCanal in talks to come onboard as a producer. The hunt is on for a director to helm the potential awards contender.