Kevin Spacey's and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Prods have inked a first-look deal with HBO, and as part of the pact they'll develop the drama project The Crux. There's no pilot order. The project centers on a charismatic cult leader played by the Oscar winner. The Crux was taken around to cable networks 2 months ago and generated interest from at least 4 places: HBO, Showtime, Starz and FX. In the end, Spacey's existing relationship with HBO steered the project there.