The episode is expected to start filming next week, according to a source who spoke to The Sun on condition of anonymity. The source said she might be directing two episodes of the political thriller, which has been the formula used with other directors.
Both Media Rights Capital, the production company making "House of Cards," and Netflix, the company distributing it, declined comment Monday when asked by The Sun for confirmation.
"Vulture" published the first unconfirmed report of Foster's role with "House of Cards" Monday afternoon. Read that here.
Foster has worked with Netflix as a director on an episode of "Orange Is the New Black."
"House of Cards," which offers a new business template for TV with its available-all-at-once streaming model, is up for nine Emmys.
It stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Both are nominated for lead acting Emmys. David Fincher is nominated for directing the first episode.