It's been a while since Kevin Spacey has had a notable leading role but, oh boy, does he have one now. Variety confirmed that Spacey will star as the notorious Jack Abramoff in Casino Jack, due for release next year.
In 2006, Abramoff and several colleagues were indicted, tried, and convicted of defrauding American-Indian casinos out of many millions of dollars. Hayden Christensen, Christian Campbell, Spencer Garrett, and Jeffrey R. Smith will star as several of those colleagues.
Casino Jack will be directed by George Hickenlooper, who also helmed the Warhol-era indie Factory Girl. The screenplay is by Norman Snider, who also co-wrote the script for David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers.