Kevin Spacey - Spacey Credits Facebook For Casino Jack Role
KEVIN SPACEY landed the lead role in new film CASINO JACK by connecting with late director GEORGE HICKENLOOPER on Facebook.com.
The American Beauty star's production partner alerted him to a post on Hickenlooper's Facebook page that said the actor would be a good candidate to play embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the movie.
Spacey's colleague then struck up a friendship with Hickenlooper on the social networking website, leading to an onscreen collaboration.
Spacey says, "George wrote on his Facebook page that he thought I would be a good candidate to play Jack Abramoff...
"My producing partner, I guess you call it poking, or friending, on Facebook - they started talking. Before I knew it George was on a plane to London (to meet him) and I was doing the film."
Hickenlooper died from an accidental overdose in October (10) while he was promoting Casino Jack, the director's last film.