Hollywood Reporter and other sources online report that several supporting cast members for the Netflix Gore Vidal biopic Gore have been announced. Gore Vidal will be portrayed by Kevin Spacey. The film will be directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station). It is based on Jay Parini's 2015 biography Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal.
The film focuses on the period in 1982 following Gore’s loss in the California Senate primary election. He retreats to his Italian home La Rondinaia in a Bacchanalian attempt to circumvent his writer’s block and sense of ennui.
Supporting cast members include Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Boardwalk Empire) as Gore Vidal's longtime companion Howard Austen, Douglas Booth (Mary Shelley), Freya Mavor (The Sense of An Ending), Nikolai Kinski (Yves Saint Laurent) as Russian dancer/choreographer Rudolph Nureyev, and Griffin Dunne (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, War Machine) as American composer Leonard Bernstein.
The film is set for release in 2018.