Kevin Spacey is going to star in his first film since being charged with sexual misconduct in 2017.
USA Today has confirmed that Spacey will play a detective in an Italian movie named “L’uomo Che Disegno Dio.” Franco Nero directs the movie. It will also star Franco’s wife, Vanessa Redgrave.
“I cast him because he is a brilliant actor,” Franco Nero, the film’s director, told BBC in a phone interview on Monday.
When asked about allegations made against Kevin, Nero said he believes that it’s “false.”
Spacey gathered backlash in 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp told the Guardian that the actor sexually assaulted him in 1986 when Anthony was 14 years old.
That same year, Guardian reported that the actor made the set of “House of Cards”, a Netflix show, into a “toxic” work environment through a series of sexual harassment, according to the interviews with eight people who worked on the series at the time.
Netflix eventually fired Spacey, and Sony re-cast is part of the movie “All The Money in the World.” Spacey never talked about the assault allegations, but he did apologize for making unwelcome sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp when Anthony claimed to be only 14.
In 2018, he said, “I really don’t remember the encounter; it would have been over 32 years ago.”
“But if I did what he said, I owe him the genuine apology for what would have been inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am honestly sorry for the feelings he describes having with him all these years.”
Franco told the Guardian that, however, the movie would be in Italian, Spacey’s role will be in English.
They are now filming, and the film will be released early next year.
The Guardian has reached out to attorneys for Spacey for comment.
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