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Having the chance to work with David Fincher was a "no-brainer" for Corey Stoll. For Stoll, who had a standout role in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris as writer Ernest Hemingway, the material provided in the scripts for Netflix's scripted original House of Cards -- and the unrivaled pedigree behind the series -- factored into his decision to pursue the 13-episode project. In House of Cards, penned by Beau Willimon, Stoll slips into the role of drug and alcohol-addicted congressman Peter Russo, who symbolizes the polar opposite to Kevin Spacey's cool, but manipulative, Francis Underwood. Russo and Underwood form

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