Kevin Spacey will return to our screens to play a sex crime detective, and they couldn’t have possibly thought of a worse person for the role.
Spacey was shunned by Hollywood after accusations of sexual misconduct came to light in 2017 and disappeared from the public eye not long after. This is one of the first acting roles that the disgraced actor has had since then.
In Italian film L’Uomo che disegnò Dio (The Man Who Drew God), Spacey will play a police officer investigating the case of a man wrongly accused of Paedophilia. The film is directed by Franco Nero who will also be playing the man accused of sexually abusing children.
The film is also set to feature Nero’s wife, Vanessa Redgrave, who will play the accused man’s piano teacher.
“I’m very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film,” Nero told ABC News.
“I consider him a great actor and I can’t wait to start the movie.”
At the end of 2017, a spate of allegations were made against the star, including a man who alleged he woke up to Spacey lying on him when he was 17 in the mid-80s.
Other people who had worked with Spacey on various projects also accused the actor of sexual misconduct. Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp filed a lawsuit against Spacey and said he made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14. He claims that Spacey laid on top of him at a party in 1986 and was “trying to seduce” him.
More allegations continued to emerge that year, and shortly afterwards Spacey was dropped from multiple projects, like the final season of House of Cards.
Kevin Spacey has worked on a number of small projects in the three years since the allegations first came out. However, most of these bombed, like Billionaire Boys Club which only made $126 bucks at its US opening night in 2018.