TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Kevin Spacey, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz at the premiere of Casino Jack

TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Kevin Spacey, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz at the premiere of Casino Jack

Kevin Spacey at the Toronto premiere of Casino Jack (Image: Karon Liu) 

Casino Jack, based on the true events surrounding real-life D.C. lobbyist “Casino” Jack Abramoff, has all the sexy keywords of a political thriller: corruption, bribery, congress, money, power, murder… old white guys. For political neophytes, the huge scandal led to Tom DeLay’s eventual downfall and highly publicized resignation as U.S. House majority leader in 2006. At yesterday’s premiere, Kevin Spacey, who plays Casino Jack, signed autographs for fans (and one giant pencil-drawn portrait of himself) before disappearing into the media pit. A very pregnant Kelly Preston showed up solo (we suspect husband John Travolta was busy flying Oprah’s audience across Australia), and Jon Lovitz whipped out his iPhone to capture the madness and the fans behind the barricades (who knew Torontonians liked The Critic so much?). See our red carpet photos below.