Story at a glance:

  • Kevin Spacey is starring in an Italian movie after he was the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Spacey has faced multiple sexual assault accusations, including against a 14-year-old and 18-year-old boy.
  • The actor has a role in “L'uomo Che Disegnò Dio,” or in translation, “The Man Who Drew God.”

Kevin Spacey is set to make his return to acting with a small role in an independent Italian film directed by Franco Nero, according to reports.

Spacey will play a small role as a police officer in the film L'uomo Che Disegnò Dio,” or in translation, “The Man Who Drew God.” The officer is investigating the case of a man, unable to see, who can draw people by listening to their voices and is wrongly accused of sexually abusing children, according to The Guardian.


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The actor has been out of the spotlight since 2017 following mounting reports of his sexual abuse, many against young boys, dating back to the 1980s. More than 20 men alleged sexual misconduct by Spacey while he was working at The Old Vic theater in London between 1995 and 2013, according to The Guardian. 

Actor Anthony Rapp says that Spacey made an unwanted advance toward him in 1986. Rapp was 14 at the time; Spacey was 26, according to The Washington Post. An unnamed man says he had a sexual relationship with Spacey when he was 14 and Spacey was 24. 

In July, prosecutors dropped a case of an 18-year-old man who accused Spacey of groping him. The man refused to testify, according to The Guardian.

Spacey lost several roles, including his starring role on Netflix’s "House of Cards" as President Frank Underwood. He was also cut out of "All the Money in the World."

"In All the Money in the World," actor Christopher Plummer digitally replaced Spacey's role as billionaire John Paul Getty.

According to Variety, Spacey’s role is brief in Nero’s upcoming low-budget movie.

"I'm very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film. I consider him a great actor and I can't wait to start the movie," Nero told ABC News, according to The Guardian.


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Published on May 24, 2021