Kevin Spacey Makes Big-Screen Return Via Italian Movie Following Sexual Assault Allegations
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey is all set to return to the big screens after almost three years, ever since he was charged with sexual assault allegations nearly four years ago.
The news was confirmed by Variety, stating that Kevin will star in an Italian film titled “L'uomo Che Disegno Dio” or “The Man Who Drew God.” The producer of the movie, Louis Nero, confirmed that the actor would make a cameo as a police detective.
In the low-budget indie movie, Franco Nero will portray the lead character of Emanuele, and his wife, Vanessa Redgrave, will also play the role of Tasha, a piano teacher. Some other cast members of the movie are Robert Davi, Stefania Rocca, Massimo Ranieri, and Vittorio Boscolo.
Speaking more about Kevin’s casting in the movie, Franco Nero told ABC News, “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.” However, Kevin has backed off from making any comment.
The Charges Against Kevin Spacey
The appearance of Kevin Spacey in the movie marks the infamous actors’ first role after he was charged with several misconduct allegations and sexual assaults, starting from late 2017.
In late 2017, at least 20 young men accused the American Beauty star actor of sexual misconduct at the London-based theater The Old Vic between 1995 to 2013. After the accusations surfaced, the actor was dismissed from his role in Netflix’s House of Cards.
As per The Associated Press, the investigators on the case are yet to speak on whether they will be charging criminal charges against Kevin. Likewise, another accusation came forth in 2018, charging the 61-year-old actor with indecent assault arising from an alleged conflict with a teenager during 2016.
Spacey pleaded not guilty, and the charge was dropped later. The alleged victim also removed a civil lawsuit. Later, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office refused to file any charges against the actor in two separate sexual assault allegations when the statute of limitations ran out in one case and when the second alleged victim died.
Moreover, another allegation surfaced in 2020 when an anonymous man filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey native actor, claiming that Spacey had abused him during the 1980s when he was just 14 years old. The process of the charges was to proceed, but in April 2021, a judge ruled that the alleged victim cannot proceed anonymously in court.
Spacey Has Managed To Keep A Low-Profile
Ever since the allegations against Kevin surfaced, the actor has somewhat kept a low profile. He has not appeared in public and also has avoided media attention as much as possible.
The last time he appeared on the big screens was in 2018, when the Billionaire Boys Club was released. Due to the charges against him plus the negative comments he was receiving from the public, the movie wasn’t that successful at the box office.
Although he has kept a low profile, the actor hasn’t backed off from sharing cryptic Christmas Eve video messages through his self-titled YouTube channel. In 2019, he shared a video in which he posed as his character from ‘House of Cards’ and suggested that the fans should “kill people with kindness.”
Furthermore, in 2020, he once again posted the same type of video and told the public who are suffering that “you are not alone.”
His Short-Bio Plus Family Life
Kevin Spacey stands at a towering height of 5 feet 9¾ inches (1.77 meters). Born in 1959, he celebrates his birthday on the 26th of July every year. He hails from the suburbs of South Orange, New Jersey.
He goes by the birth name of Kevin Spacey Fowler. Likewise, he is the son of Thomas Fowler and Kathleen Fowler. Apart from his parents, he also has two older siblings, a brother named Randall and a sister named Julie Ann.
Kevin Spacey attending an event in decent attire (Source: latimes.com)
Spacey lost his father in 1992 when he was 33 years old. 11 years later, his mother also passed away due to a brain tumor. The death of his parents shook the actor for a while, but as time passed, he was able to recover from it.