In The Know

Kevin Spacey cast in first film since sexual assault allegations surfaced

Getty Images

Actor Kevin Spacey has been cast in his first film since being accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple young men and boys in 2017.

Spacey, 61, has been cast in a small role in an independent Italian film directed by Franco Nero titled “L’uomo Che Disegnò Dio” (“The Man Who Drew God”), Variety reports. According to the film’s producer, Louis Nero, Spacey will make a cameo appearance in the film.

Franco Nero will star as the film’s main character.

“I’m very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film,” Franco Nero told ABC News. “I consider him a great actor and I can’t wait to start the movie.”

Variety reports that the film centers around a blind artist who is able to make extraordinarily lifelike portraits by listening to a person’s voice.

Spacey was fired from the hit Netflix series “House of Cards” in 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp, 49, accused the two-time Oscar-winning actor of making sexual advances toward him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.

Spacey later responded that he did not recall the encounter but apologized to Rapp for what he called “what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”

After Rapp came forward, multiple other young men and the parents of young men and boys brought forth more allegations of sexual misconduct or assault.

The same day that Rapp made his allegations known, Spacey came out as a gay man, which was criticized by those in the LGBT community as a blatant attempt to divert attention from the allegations.

Tags #MeToo movement Anthony Rapp Hollywood Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegations Spacey scandal

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video