Kevin Spacey ‘to play sex abuse investigator’ in acting comeback
Kevin Spacey is to make an acting comeback as a detective investigating a false claim of paedophilia.
The Oscar winner, who has been accused by multiple people of sexual misconduct, will star alongside Vanessa Redgrave in the Italian drama The Man Who Drew God, which will reportedly begin filming later this year.
Franco Nero, who is married to Redgrave and will also direct the film, plays a blind artist who is wrongly suspected of sexual abuse. Spacey will provide a cameo as a detective investigating the allegation.
Nero told ABC News that he is “very happy” that Spacey agreed to star in the film, adding: “I consider him a great actor and I can’t wait to start the movie.”
The Man Who Drew God will mark Spacey’s first acting role in four years, after he was accused by at least 20 men of sexual misconduct at London’s Old Vic Theatre between 1995 and 2013. Other allegations against Spacey included a sexual assault claim by the actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged that Spacey assaulted him when he was 14 years old.