April 26, 2009

Spacey making Abramoff movie

Exclusive:  Abramoff Gets Hollywood Prison Visit; Kevin Spacey Starring As 'Casino Jack'My sources tell me that 2-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and film director George Hickenlooper (Factory Girl, Hearts of Darkness) are right now visiting Washington DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Cumberland Federal Prison. Abramoff, of course, was responsible for one of the biggest political scandal to hit the nation's capital since Watergate, and is the subject of a screenplay Casino Jack starring Spacey and directed by Hickenlooper and written by Norm Snider (Dead Ringers) and produced by Bill Marks, George Vitetzakis and exec-produced by Donald Zuckerman and Richard Rionda of Hannibal Pictures. ... The story is described to me as a modern day GoodFellas set in Washington DC that plays like a thriller involving Karl Rove and others in former President George W. Bush's inner circle. Cameras will roll later next month.

I'm told that Kevin Spacey is set to star as Jack Abramoff, Hayden Christensen will play Abramoff's closest associate Mike Scanlon, Spencer Garrett (Public Enemies) will portray Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and Arrested Development star David Cross will be Abramoff crony Adam Kidan. The production is also in talks with Tea Leoni as Abramoff's wife.
Comment:  My question is who will play the casino-owning Indians whom Abramoff scammed. Wes Studi, Graham Greene, Gordon Tootoosis, and Gil Birmingham...call your agents!

For more on the subject, see The Facts About Indian Gaming and The Best Indian Movies.

1 comment:

dmarks said...

Darth Vader is his closest associate? Well, seems kind of obvious.