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Kevin Spacey to play Jack Abramoff in thriller 'Casino Jack'

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Kevin Spacey will star as the infamous lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the thriller Casino Jack, Variety reports. The film, which is being directed by George Hickenlooper (Factory Girl), begins shooting in Toronto this month. Abramoff was a former lobbyist who pled guilty in 2006 to defrauding American Indian casinos; he’s currently imprisoned until 2011.