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Kevin Spacey joins ‘Billionaire Boys Club’


FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014, file photo, actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the Oscars on , at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Spacey greeted Maryland lawmakers at a wine bar Friday night, March 21, 2014, to help promote an expansion of a tax credit for filming movies and television shows in the state. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Los Angeles : Actor Kevin Spacey will join Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton in the movie adaptation of popular 1987 mini-series “Billionaire Boys Club”.

In the film, Spacey will portray Beverly Hills high-roller Ron Levin, Elgort will play financial genius Joe Hunt and Egerton will portray tennis pro Dean Karny, reports

The film will follow the true story of the rise and fall of Hunt and Karny, who ran a Ponzi scheme called the Billionaire Boys Club – which collapsed when Levin’s investment turned out to be worthless. Hunt turned to murder to raise funds and was convicted in 1987 of killing Levin. Karny served as the state’s witness in the trial. James Cox will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Captain Mauzner.