Kevin Spacey to star in new movie about a man wrongly accused of child abuse
Nope that’s not some sort of Saturday Night Live skit, this is REAL news.
Once one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, Kevin Spacey was effectively ‘cancelled’ in 2017 after more than 20 men accused him of sexual misconduct between 1995 and 2013.
Star Trek: Discovery‘s Anthony Rapp was one of the first, saying he was only 14 when the alleged abuse happened. Rapp, along with another man, filed lawsuits in September 2020 accusing Spacey of sexual assaults in the 80s when they were teenagers. Spacey continues to deny all accusations of misconduct.
After the events of 2017, Spacey was immediately dropped from Netflix series House of Cards and digitally excised from Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World and replaced by Christopher Plummer.
In the new Italian movie, he is set to appear in a small role as a detective investigating the case of a man wrongly suspected of sexually abusing children – played by the movie’s director Franco Nero, who stars opposite his wife, veteran actor Vanessa Redgrave.
Spacey has been largely silent since the allegations surfaced and spent most of his time in Europe. Most recently he appeared on a podcast comparing his situation to people whose lives have been destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic. He said with no hint of irony it seems:
‘I don’t think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017. My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours. And so I do have empathy for what it feels like to suddenly be told that you can’t go back to work or that you might lose your job.’
Ok Kev. What ‘happened to you’ is JUST like someone losing their family and livelihood because of the global pandemic. Is that because it wasn’t their fault either? Whatever your feelings on cancel culture, Spacey’s was one of the first to go global. While one is innocent until proven guilty, his victim complex has an almost Trumpian quality to it as opposed someone who is genuinely sorry.
Meanwhile catch Anthony Rapp in the new season 4 of the frankly awesome Star Trek: Discovery which drops onto CBS Access All Areas and Netflix late this year.