Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville join Spacey film

Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:44am EDT
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By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kevin Spacey will star in and produce "Father of Invention," an ensemble comedy whose cast includes Heather Graham as a lesbian who sleeps with his character.

The story follows a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire (Spacey) who spends eight years in prison when one of his inventions goes awry. Upon release, he is seeks to rebuild his reputation and fortune but finds that easier than salvaging his relationship with his family.

Craig Robinson ("The Office") will play the husband of the former billionaire's ex-wife who now lives in his house and drives his car and helps Spacey get back on his feet after he gets out of prison.

Brazilian actress Camilla Belle ("Push") will play his daughter, a social worker hesitant to trust her father, while Graham ("The Hangover") is her lesbian roommate. Johnny Knoxville ("Killshot") will play a store manager who hires Spacey's character after his prison stint.

Production begins this week in New Orleans. Spacey is producing through his Trigger Street banner.

(Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters)

<p>U.S. actress Heather Graham arrives for the UK premiere of "The Hangover" in Leicester Square, London June 10, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>