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Kevin Spacey is making a comeback in a new movie to be sold at the Cannes Film Festival

Kevin Spacey is making a comeback in a new movie that will be available at Cannes.

The Cannes Film Festival is expected to take place from May 17th to 28th.

While journalists are available to watch the premiere of new films including David Cronenberg’s crimes of the future and Baz Luhrmanns elvisthere is also a selection of unmade films to be distributed as part of the Cannes Market.

Such a film will be 1242 – Gateway to the West, a historical drama starring Spacey. The British, Hungarian and Mongolian co-production will start filming in October 2022. The film will also star Eric Roberys, Christopher Lambert and Terence Stamp.

Written by Aron Horvath and Joan Lane, the film will be directed by Hungarian filmmaker Peter Soos.

The film will be Spacey’s first major role since he was accused of sexual assault by dozens of men, including Anthony Rapp, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal that shook Hollywood in 2017. After the allegations surfaced, Spacey was fired house of cards and Ridley Scott replaced his scenes with Christopher Plummer All the money in the world.

Last month, Spacey said through his attorneys that the allegations in Rapp’s lawsuit – in which he alleges Spacey molested him at a party when he was a teenager in 1986 – were untrue.

Spacey’s attorneys stated that the event described by Rapp never happened.

Kevin Spacey returns in a brand new movie

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When Rapp went public with his allegations, Spacey responded that he was “above appalled” to hear about the allegations and that he was “honest [did] don’t remember the encounter”.

He added, “If I acted as he describes at the time, I owe him my sincere apologies for what would have been deeply inappropriate behavior.”

In 2018, indie distributor Vertical Entertainment released a crime drama Billionaire Boys Club a limited release in US cinemas. Spacey filmed his scenes before the allegations were made.

Spacey has also filmed roles in Franco Nero The man who drew Godalongside Robert Davi and Faye Dunaway, and Peter five eight alongside Rebecca De Mornay.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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