Kevin Spacey has been cast in his first movie since the surfacing of sexual assault allegations back in 2017.
Speaking to ABC News, director Franco Nero confirmed the casting in his forthcoming Italian film, L’uomo Che Disegno Dio. “I’m very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film,” Nero announced. “I consider him a great actor and I can’t wait to start the movie.” It is believed that remarkably Spacey will take on the role of a sex crime investigator.
The actor has been accused by 16 men of sexual misconduct, unwanted harassment, groping, assault and on some occasion’s paedophilia. Although he has not faced any criminal charges for these accusations, the film industry has understandably decided to turn away from casting him.
These allegations meant that Spacey has not appeared on screen since 2018 after he was sacked and recast in projects such as House of Cards and All the Money in the World. The last film he was seen in was Billionaire Boys Club which received a record low grossing of $618 from 11 US theatres in its opening weekend.
Now, however, he will star alongside Nero’s wife, Vanessa Redgrave, for a film about the “rise and fall of a blind artist,” with production set to begin in Italy later this year.
Spacey’s representatives have been contacted and they have announced that he will not be commenting on the role at present.