Kevin Spacey Is 'Bringing Down The House'

MGM has acquired rights to the Ben Mezrich book "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" reports Variety.

Published in October by Free Press, "Bringing Down the House" is the true story about a group of students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Production got involved in the book earlier this fall.

"Like 'Oceans Eleven,' it's that story of beating the house, only this story is true," said Michael Nathanson, chief operating officer and president of MGM Pictures. "Kevin will play the M.I.T. teacher who is this brilliant ringleader, and there are great parts for a young cast. We want to start production before the end of 2003."

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