It looks like George Hickenlooper was the first one out of the gate: "Casino Jack " is scheduled for release in 2010.
FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic notes Kevin Spacey and George Hickenlooper are visiting with Jack Abramoff at the Cumberland Federal Prison.
Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that 2-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and film director George Hickenlooper are currently at the Cumberland Federal Prison visiting jailed DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff .
Abramoff is the subject of screenplay "Casino Jack" starring Spacey and directed by Hickenlooper. The picture is described as a modern day GoodFellas involving Karl Rove and others from the Bush Administration.
Here’s the plot summary from IMDB :
Jack Abramoff was one of one of Washington’s most powerful Republican Lobbyists with access to the halls of Congress and George W. Bush’s Oval Office. Then he was implicated in murder and corruption charges which would result in the biggest Washington scandal since Watergate.
Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily :
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.
Talking Points Memo TV talks with Alex Gibney about his new documentary “Casino Jack: the United States of Money.”
Was the title born out of a 2005 US News article? Does Terence Samuel get paid?
US News (8/21/05): Snake Eyes for ‘Casino Jack’
TakePart’s official movie site: Casino Jack: the United States of Money