Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston and Barry Pepper in the Casino Jack trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
When I saw the trailer for THE FIGHTER, I gave credit to Mark Wahlberg for finally tackling another challenging role. So I guess I have to give some credit to Kevin Spacey for CASINO JACK. Although it has been over ten years, it doesn’t seem like that long ago since Spacey was considered cream of the crop when it comes to leading actors. But a few bad films and some straight to DVD movies and people seemed to have forgotten what a great actor he is. But watching the trailer for CASINO JACK was a great reminder that when the role is right and he’s given a chance, he can really do some great things in front of a camera.
In CASINO JACK, he plays a Washington D.C. lobbyist that has built up a strong network of connections, but ends up going down hard when his swindling of some casino owners goes sour. Along with Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Kelly Preston and Rachelle Lefevre star. The film is directed by George Hickenlooper, who did a surprisingly good job on FACTORY GIRL. Jack hits theaters on December 1st. Watch the trailer here.