Gore cast

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Freya Mavor, Douglas Booth, Michael Stuhlbarg

A batch of new cast has joined Netflix’s Gore, which stars Kevin Spacey as author Gore Vidal.

The new actors are: Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Boardwalk Empire), Douglas Booth (Toronto selection Mary Shelley, Romeo And Juliet), Freya Mavor (The Sense Of An Ending, Skins), Nikolai Kinski (Yves Saint Laurent), and Oscar-nominee Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club). 

Principal photography is currently taking place in Italy with additional shooting in London. The project is based on the biography Empire Of Self: A Life Of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini. Parini co-wrote the screenplay with director Michael Hoffman (Gambit).

The film is based on the period in 1982 after Vidal’s failed effort in the California Senate primary election. He retreats to his Italian home La Rondinaia in an attempt to get over writers block.

Stuhlbarg plays Howard, Gore’s longtime companion; Booth and Mavor play the young couple whose vacation is derailed by Gore’s attentions. Dunne and Kinski play famed American composer Leonard Bernstein and Russian dancer-choreographer Rudolph Nureyev, regular visitors to Gore’s Ravello villa.

Andy Paterson produces for Sympathetic Ink. Paterson previously produced Beyond The Sea with Spacey and Hoffman’s Restoration.