Kevin Spacey cast in film role for the first time after sexual assault allegations
Kevin Spacey, the actor who has faced numerous allegations of sexual misconduct over the past four years, is set to return to film acting with a small role as a detective in an Italian crime drama.
The actor will play a detective in an upcoming Italian movie called, "L'uomo Che Disegnò Dio" (The Man Who Drew God). The film is directed by and also stars Franco Nero. "I'm very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film," Nero told ABC News in the United States. "I consider him a great actor and I can't wait to start the movie."
Spacey will play a police officer investigating the case of a man, who can draw people by listening to their voices, despite not being able to see and is wrongly accused of sexually abusing children.
Spacey parted ways with Netflix's "House of Cards" in late 2017 after at least 20 young men reported alleged sexual misconduct by Spacey at the London Theater, the Old Vic, between 1995 and 2013. Investigators have not said whether they will bring criminal charges against Spacey in connection with those accusations, according to The Associated Press.
In 2018, Spacey was charged with indecent assault stemming from an alleged incident with a teenager on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, during the summer of 2016. He pleaded not guilty, but that charge was later dropped, and the alleged victim in that case also withdrew a civil lawsuit against the actor.
An anonymous man filed a lawsuit against Spacey in New York last year, alleging the actor sexually abused him in the 1980s when he was 14. Earlier this month, a judge ruled the man can't proceed anonymously in court, the AP reported.
Spacey last appeared on the big screen in "Billionaire Boys Club" in 2018. The film reportedly took in a record-low gross of $618 from 11 theaters in several states during its opening weekend.