While we wait for more movies from David Fincher with the word "Girl" in the title, let's occupy ourselves with the filmmaker's producing project: House of Cards. The political drama stars Kevin Spacey (who also has a producing credit) in the kind of nasty role we miss seeing him in — this time playing Waspy, ruthless political snake Francis Underwood, who gets passed over for secretary of state and will stop at nothing to make those in power miserable. His wife, Claire (Robin Wright), plays her own corrupt games. Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Kristen Connolly, Michael Kelly and Sakina Jaffrey also star. Fincher directed the first two episodes.
The Netflix original is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, and subscribers to the streaming service can watch all 13 episodes of the drama online right now. You don't even have to be a Netflix subscriber to watch the first episode for free. Netflix, of course, is hoping to snag you as a member by enticing you with greedy government backstabbing.
The company plans on investing $300 million to license original features like Lilyhammer over the next several years in an effort to compete with networks like HBO. "The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us," Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, recently told GQ. Subscribers also have originals like Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development to look forward to — in April and May, respectively. Only time will tell if Netflix' premiere content is enough to hook viewers for a little binge boob tube.