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Posts Tagged ‘George Hickenlooper’

Interviewer Goes ‘Man-to-Man’ with Kevin Spacey

Great interview over at The Daily Beast by Kevin Sessums. He flew to London to chat with Casino Jack star Kevin Spacey, someone who actually followed him in the late 1970′s at New York’s famed Juilliard School.

After touching on the funny story of how Spacey was cast in his latest film as the result of a Facebook status update by the late George Hickenlooper, Sessums uncorks a humdinger of a question, offering first to go off-the-record. His query – “‘We gay men have always proudly claimed you as a member of our tribe, and yet you don’t proudly claim us back. Why?”

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Kevin Spacey, Method Actor is Studying Abramoff Behind Bars

kevin_spacey.jpgThis is a really fun bit from Nikki Finke. Awesome:

EXCLUSIVE: My sources tell me that 2-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and film director George Hickenlooper (Factory Girl, Hearts of Darkness) are right now visiting Washington DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Cumberland Federal Prison. Abramoff, of course, was responsible for one of the biggest political scandal to hit the nation’s capital since Watergate, and is the subject of a screenplay Casino Jack starring Spacey and directed by Hickenlooper and written by Norm Snider (Dead Ringers) and produced by Bill Marks, George Vitetzakis and exec-produced by Donald Zuckerman and Richard Rionda of Hannibal Pictures. 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 DC 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 Kevin Spacey is set to star as Jack Abramoff,

Read the whole piece here.