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Spacey cometh to U.K. stage

NEW YORK — Although Kevin Spacey has followed up his “Usual Suspects” Oscar with nonstop movie activity, he’s made a deal to star in a revival of the Eugene O’Neill play “The Iceman Cometh” next April at London’s Almeida Theatre.

That’s the stage on which Ralph Fiennes originated a version of “Hamlet.” While no deal is in place, Spacey might take “Iceman” to Broadway for a limited run if his schedule permits, as Fiennes did with “Hamlet.”

“Iceman” will be directed by Howard Davies. Spacey last starred onstage in London in another O’Neill play, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

Spacey, who’ll next be seen in “L.A. Confidential” this fall, is currently starring alongside John Cusack in the Clint Eastwood-directed adaptation of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” He follows with “The Negotiator.” After that, he’s hoping to join Sean Penn, Robin Wright and Holly Hunter in the Tony Drazan-directed bigscreen adaptation of the play “Hurlyburly.” Then, he’ll begin rehearsing “Iceman,” which will run from April to May 23.

Spacey might also still reteam with “Seven” director David Fincher in “Mank,” with Spacey playing the “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Spacey is repped by William Morris’ Brian Gersh and managed by Joanne Horowitz.

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