Kevin Spacey’s ‘House of Cards’ denied request to film in UN

 After just two seasons of the Netflix political drama, House of Cards, ruthless politician Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has connived and schemed his way up the corporate ladder and into the Oval Office. But one place where he may not be breaking the fourth wall is the United Nations, as filming on location just doesn’t seem to be in the, ahem, cards for the hit series’ third season. When producers for the show requested permission to film in the United Nations Security Council chamber, it appeared the crew would get their permit, but regulation mandates that consent must be unanimous and granted by all 15 members of the Council. However, just half-an-hour before the deadline to officially raise objections, Russian
diplomat Mikael Agasandyan vetoed the request “upon thorough reflection,” citing his reasons in a series of emails circulated to colleagues, stating, “We consistently insist that the security council premises are not an appropriate place for filming.”

Agasandyan’s claim that the council chamber must be reserved for “unanticipated” emergencies wouldn’t be the first time someone says no to Frank Underwood, but fans of the show know how that ends. ~Daniel Horowitz

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  1. zuh • July 4, 2014 @ 5:16 PM

    Sounds valid.

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