Kevin Spacey to Star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Comedy ‘Nine Lives’ (Exclusive)

EuropaCorp is producing and financing the film about a man who becomes trapped in the body of a cat

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has closed a deal to star in Barry Sonnenfeld’s high-concept comedy “Nine Lives,” which is set up at EuropaCorp, TheWrap has learned.

Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin wrote the script, which Sonnenfeld has described as a “funny, emotional, commercial comedy.”

Spacey will star as a workaholic businessman who suffers a terrible accident that leaves him trapped in the body of the family cat.

EuropaCorp is financing and producing the film, which will be shepherded by its U.S. film president Lisa Ellzey. “Nine Lives” will be one of EuropaCorp’s first releases through Red, the distribution pipeline it shares with Relativity.

Spacey has won Oscars for “American Beauty” and “The Usual Suspects,” and he’s coming off his first Golden Globe win for “House of Cards,” which returns to Netflix for its third season next month. He also just won a SAG Award for “House of Cards.”

Spacey recently appeared in “Horrible Bosses 2” and is currently filming the role of Richard Nixon in Liza Johnson’s indie “Elvis & Nixon.” He’s represented by CAA, Joanne Horowitz Management and attorney Tom Hansen.