Kevin Spacey's Casino Jack Gets Distribution
Though Alex Gibney's documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money got some buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival, there's another take on shamed lobbyist Jack Abramoff coming down the pike. Deadline Hollywood reports that the Kevin Spacey-starring Casino Jack has been picked up for distribution by brand-new outfit Metropolitan Inc., which plans to release the film later this year.
Spacey stars as lobbyist Abramoff, accused of ripping off several Indian tribes and taking down a handful of prominent Washington republicans with him. The cast also includes Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston and Twilight's Rachelle Lafevre, and is directed by George Hickenlooper, who last made the largely hated Factory Girl but has some well-liked indies to his name as well. Getting picked up by a brand-new distributor isn't exactly a slam dunk, but the Abramoff story should be automatically intriguing to audiences, and not a bad way for Metropolitan to kick things off.
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