Four join Spacey in 'Invention'

Craig Robinson, Heather Graham among cast

Craig Robinson, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville and Camilla Belle will star opposite Kevin Spacey in "Father of Invention," an ensemble comedy that Spacey is independently producing via his Trigger Street banner.

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.

Robinson 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.

Belle will play his daughter, a social worker hesitant to trust her father, while Graham is her lesbian roommate who sleeps with the father. Knoxville will play a store manager who hires Spacey's character after his prison stint.

Dana Brunetti, Jonathan Krane and Ken Barbet are producing alongside Spacey. Trent Cooper is direct from a script he wrote with Krane and Nichole Beatty. Scott Lumpkin exec produces.

Production begins this week in New Orleans.

UTA- and 3 Arts Entetainment-repped Robinson, one of the regulars on "The Office," is about to begin filming "Hot Tub Time Machine" the MGM comedy he stars in alongside John Cusack and Rob Corddry. His recent film appearances include "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" and "Pineapple Express" and a key role in "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."

Graham, repped by UTA an Affirmative Entertainment Prods., is coming off the hit "The Hangover" and finished shooting "Son of Mourning."

Knoxville, repped by CAA, last appeared in Weinstein Co.'s "Killshot."

WME-repped Belle will be seen next opposite Vincent Cassel in the Brazilian feature "A Deriva" ("Adrift") and starred recently in "Push." She is slated to play the title role in "Mary, Mother of Christ" for director James Foley.
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