Oscar winner to produce, star in indie comedy

Kevin Spacey will star in and produce the indie comedy “Father of Invention.”

Trent Cooper (“Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector”) will direct from a script he penned with Jonathan Krane and Nichole Beattie.

Story centers on a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire who loses it all when one of his inventions goes horribly awry. After eight years in federal prison, he returns bankrupt, homeless and determined to rebuild his reputation and fortune.

Trigger Street Prods.’ Spacey and Dana Brunetti are producing alongside Krane (“Swordfish”) and Ken Barbet. Scott Lumpkin exec produces.

Spacey has several films in the can, including “Men Who Stare at Goats,” alongside George Clooney; “Telstar”; and “Shrink.”

Trigger Street’s producing credits include the films “21″ and “Fanboys” and the smallscreen pics “Bernard and Doris” and “Recount.”

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