By Mike Bruno
Updated April 01, 2009 at 01:26 PM EDT

Kevin Spacey will star in and produce the indie comedy Father of Invention, according to Variety. Trent Cooper (Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector) will direct from a script he wrote with Jonathan Krane and Nichole Beattie. The story is about a humble inventor-turned-egomaniacal billionaire who loses it all when one of his inventions goes horribly awry. After eight years in prison he is released homeless and penniless, but determined to rebuild his fortune.