Directed by Jonas Pate, the drama has just begun filming in Los Angeles. Spacey will play a therapist, whose clients will be portrayed by Saffron Burrows, Jack Huston, Griffin Dunne, Robin Williams, Pell James, Robert Loggia, Keke Palmer, Laura Ramsey, Gore Vidal, Dallas Roberts and Mark Webber. Thomas Moffett penned the script for "Shrink," which the industry paper describes as such: "Unable to come to grips with a recent personal tragedy, the shrink is a chronic pot smoker who no longer cares about his personal appearance and has lost faith in his ability to help his patients."
"Shrink" is a co-production between between Ignite, Ithaka and Trigger Street.
Spacey has served as the artistic director of London's Old Vic Theatre Company since 2003. His London stage credits include National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, Richard II, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Speed-the-Plow, and The Iceman Cometh, for which he earned the Evening Standard and Olivier Award for Best Actor. Spacey was awarded a Tony for Lost in Yonkers and has been Tony-nominated for his Broadway appearances in the Old Vic transfers of A Moon for the Misbegotten and The Iceman Cometh. His numerous screen credits include Oscar-winning performances in "American Beauty" and "The Usual Suspects," as well as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," "Superman Returns," "Pay It Forward" and "HurlyBurly."