Kevin Spacey returning to screen in film about man wrongfully accused of sexual abuse | Films | Entertainment
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has not appeared in a film since 2018, where he played Ron Levin in Billionaire Boys Club. Shortly after, the star had a public fall from grace as he was accused of sexual abuse against Broadway actor Anthony Rapp. Now, The Telegraph reports Spacey is in talks to appear in a new film titled: L’uomo che disegnò Dio (The Man who drew God).
The Man Who Drew God is to be helmed by prolific Italian director Nero.
Spacey is said to be starring in the film alongside Franco’s wife, Vanessa Redgrave.
In the movie, the star is due to play a detective investigating a blind artist.
The blind artist, who is being played by Nero, has an almost supernatural ability to draw anyone’s facial features perfectly by listening to their voice.
If Spacey is going to become involved in the movie, it would be his first on-screen appearance in almost five years.
The accusations made against Spacey by Rapp came in 2017, when the actor claimed he made “unwanted sexual advances” towards him in 1985.
Rapp claimed these advances were made towards him while he was just 14-years-old. Spacey would have been 24-years-old.
In September 2020, People Magazine reported Rapp had filed a civil complaint against Spacey, accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In a statement, Rapp said he “sustained psychological injuries, including but not limited to, severe emotional distress, humiliation, fright, anger, depression and anxiety; a severe shock to his nervous system; and has been caused to suffer mental anguish, emotional and psychological damage as a result thereof”.
After Rapp’s allegations were made public in 2017, Spacey gave a statement of his own which said: “I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story.
“I honestly do not remember that encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he described, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”