Kevin Spacey, Method Actor, Is Studying Abramoff Behind Bars

This is a really fun bit from Nikki Finke. Awesome:

EXCLUSIVE: My sources tell me that two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and film director George Hickenlooper (Factory Girl, Hearts of Darkness) are right now visiting Washington D.C. lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Cumberland Federal Prison. Abramoff, of course, was responsible for one of the biggest political scandals to hit the nation’s capital since Watergate, and is the subject of a screenplay Casino Jack starring Spacey…

A portion of the project is being financed by Brad Feinstein of Titan Multi Media Group in a deal being negotiated by Paradigm. The story is described to me as a modern day Goodfellas set in Washington D.C. 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 Spacey is set to star as Abramoff,

Read the whole piece here.

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