Kevin Spacey cast to direct British indie film says sexual misconduct allegations are ‘no problem’
Kevin Spacey has been cast for a new film role a week after it was announced he was facing seven new sex crimes charges.
That house of cards star is currently facing 12 charges in the UK, including charges of indecent assault, sexual assault and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
On Monday (28.11.) diversity reported that Spacey had been booked for a speaking role in an upcoming UK indie film.
The actor appears controlwhich was written and directed by Gene Fallaize for Cupsogue Pictures.
It tells the story of a government minister (Lauren Metcalfe) who has an affair with the prime minister (Mark Hampton) and ends up being kidnapped after her self-driving car is hijacked.
Spacey will voice the villain who has taken control of the car and will only appear as voice once his filming wraps up this week.
Speaking to the publication, Fallaize said he “grew up” with Spacey and wrote the part with him in mind, explaining that while the allegations against Spacey were “a consideration, I wouldn’t say it was a concern.” “.
“He’s one of the greatest actors of our generation,” Fallaize said. “His personal life aside – which I can’t comment on and have no idea about – it’s an opportunity to work with one of the greatest actresses.”
It was announced last week that Spacey is facing seven new charges in the UK, allegedly dating from 2001 to 2004.
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The month before, a jury in New York found that the actor had not molested Anthony Rapp, who had claimed the actor tried to have sex with him when he was 14.
After a three-week trial, the jury unanimously found Spacey not guilty of sexual assault.
This summer, the actor appeared in his first leading role in the film in five years Peter five eightwhich was shown in Cannes this summer.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/kevin-spacey-sexual-misconduct-control-film-b2234819.html Kevin Spacey cast to direct British indie film says sexual misconduct allegations are ‘no problem’