Trailer for Casino Jack Starring Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper
09.18.10 by BrentJS
The first trailer for director George Hickenlooper's (Factory Girl) new movie, Casino Jack (formerly Bagman) is now online. Written by Norman Snider, Casino Jack—not to be confused with Casino Jack and the United States of Money, a 2010 documentary by Alex Gibney— is a docudrama about the rise and fall of powerful Washington, D.C. lobbyist and con man Jack Abramoff, who was convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion in 2006 and is currently in prison. It stars Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Conrad Pla, Christian Campbell and Kelly Preston.
Here is the official synopsis:
Casino Jack lays bare the wild excesses and escapades of Jack Abramoff (Spacey). Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon (Pepper), Jack parlays his clout over some of the world’s most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence. When the two enlist a mob–connected buddy (Lovitz) to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.