Spacey Plays Abramoff In “Casino Jack”

Kevin Spacey has signed on to portray Jack Abramoff in the biopic “Casino Jack” reports Variety.

Abramoff was a high-powered lobbyist whose bribery schemes and fraudulent dealings with Indian casinos ultimately landed him in prison.

George Hickenlooper is directing from a screenplay by Norman Snider. The film was formerly titled “Bagman.”

Gary Howsam, Bill Marks and George Vitezakis are producing. Shooting kicks off later this month in Toronto.