Kevin Spacey returns to movies to play ‘a detective who investigates a wrongly-accused paedophile’ after his own career collapsed after sexual misconduct claims by underage men
- House of Cards star reportedly being lined up to star in L’uomo che disegnò Dio
- Movie also stars Vanessa Redgrave and is directed by her husband Franco Nero
- It comes three years after a series of allegations were made against Spacey
Kevin Spacey is set to make a dramatic comeback to the big screen, three years after a series of sexual harassment and abuse allegations were made against him.
The House of Cards star is reportedly being lined up to play a detective who investigates a wrongly-accused paedophile in L’uomo che disegnò Dio (The Man who drew God).
The movie will also star Vanessa Redgrave, and be directed by her husband, the prestigious Italian filmmaker, Franco Nero.
It comes after Spacey’s career collapsed following a string of sexual misconduct claims were made by underage men.
Kevin Spacey is set to make a dramatic comeback to the big screen, three years after a series of sexual harassment and abuse allegations were made against him
The plot sees Nero himself play a blind artist, who is able to use people’s voices to draw their exact physical features.
But as his fame and popularity grows, he wrongly becomes accused of sex abuse.
Spacey could begin filming for the production shortly, according to the Telegraph, in what would be his first major performance since the abuse scandal erupted.
Spacey had been one of Hollywood’s biggest stars but faced scandal after claims he sexually assaulted Star Trek actor Antony Rapp, who was 14 at the time.
It sparked accusations by other men about his behaviour but none have ever reached court and have been denied.
Rapp’s public comments about him prompted Spacey to come out as gay in 2017.
He said he did not remember such an encounter with Rapp but apologised if the allegations were true.
Last year he compared his fall from grace to the coronavirus pandemic, and complained about losing his job following the accusations.
Spacey described his ‘painful’ journey three years after he was accused of assault by a string of men and said he could relate to workers who had been laid off during the Covid-19 spread.
In comments for an interview for the Bits & Pretzels podcast, said: ‘I don’t think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017.
‘My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours.’
The movie will also star Vanessa Redgrave (pictured), and be directed by her husband, the prestigious Italian filmmaker, Franco Nero
Not only did he get fired from Netflix hit House Of Cards, he was also removed from the completed movie All The Money In The World, which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer in his role.
Spacey, who has not appeared in a professional movie or series since the accusations were made, said: ‘I don’t often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it undermines the experience that they may be having which is their own unique and very personal experience.’
Spacey added: ‘But in this instance I feel as though I can relate to what it feels like to have your world suddenly stop.
‘And so while we may have found ourselves in similar situations, albeit for very different reasons and circumstances, I still believe that some of the emotional struggles are very much the same.
‘And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can’t go back to work or that you might lose your job and that it’s a situation that you have absolutely no control over.’