Despite dealing with dozens of accusations of sexual assault and misconduct, Kevin Spacey is trying a comeback together with his first movie function in three years with the Italian movie “The Man Who Drew God.”
The movie will likely be directed by Franco Nero, star of the “Django” spaghetti western movies, and also will star Nero’s spouse, Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave. Spacey didn’t instantly reply to TheWrap’s requests for remark.
“I’m very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film,” Nero stated in a press release to ABC News. “I consider him a great actor and I can’t wait to start the movie.”
Spacey was one of many first Hollywood stars to fall amidst the rise of the #MeToo motion 4 years in the past, as he was accused by at the very least 20 younger actors of sexual assault and misconduct whereas he served as artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London from 1995 to 2013.
So far, Spacey has averted legal convictions over the accusations, because the Los Angeles district lawyer declined to press expenses associated to 2 incidents as one sufferer had since died and the opposite incident had handed the statute of limitations. In 2018, a legal cost linked to accusations by a Nantucket Island teenager of abuse two years prior was dropped after the sufferer withdrew expenses.
Investigations into the Old Vic allegations are nonetheless being performed by Scotland Yard, whereas a brand new lawsuit filed by actor Anthony Rapp and one other nameless man accuses Spacey of sexually assaulting them as minors.
But Spacey’s profession because the accusations has grow to be non-existent, with the actor final showing within the 2018 field workplace flop “Billionaire Boys Club,” which was filmed previous to the surfacing of the allegations. The actor was dropped from his lead function within the hit Netflix sequence “House of Cards,” the place he performed unscrupulous politician Frank Underwood. The present’s closing season proceeded with out Spacey, with the plot shifting focus to Underwood’s spouse, performed by Robin Wright.
Since then, Spacey has appeared in a handful of cryptic Twitter movies, talking to the digital camera in the identical method as Underwood did on “House of Cards.” His most up-to-date video was posted this previous December.
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