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If Netflix has a weakness, it's a lack of access to premium content. It may be addressing that issue in dramatic fashion. Netflix is reported to be negotiating to become the distributor for some potentially high-quality original programming.

Netflix is said to be discussions with representatives for movie star Kevin Spacey and director David Fincher for the exclusive rights for a two-season, 26-episode remake of British political drama "House of Cards", according to Deadline.com.

In those negotiations, Netflix is bidding against the likes of HBO, Showtime and AMC.

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