Father of Invention, the new dramedy starring Kevin Spacey, isn’t set for release until October 14th. However, we’ve got your first peek at the official poster for the movie below.
Spacey plays a TV pitchman-slash-inventor whose latest megahit product sends him to prison when a design flaw leads to thousands of people losing their fingers. After ten long years in lockup, he returns to the world with a plan to rebuild his empire – only to discover that the world has changed a lot during the decade he was inside. His wife has remarried, his estranged daughter is a lesbian, and no one remembers who he is. Down and out, Spacey has to start at the bottom if he ever wants to get back to the top – both in his work and relationships.
After watching the trailer, it’s hard not to think of American Beauty, which found Spacey in a similar role. Since that part won him an Oscar, we’ve got high hopes for Father of Invention. The fact that he’s joined by actors like Heather Graham and Virginia Madsen only makes us more intrigued by this title. Check out the poster and festival trailer below -- which not only features Spacey with long hair, but also an appearance from Jackass star Johnny Knoxville. A new trailer for the film will be premiering soon.
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Official Synopsis: Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle’s ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself.