After facing several allegations of sexual abuse, Kevin Spacey will be back at work. The actor was invited to participate in the Italian production L’uomo Che Disegno Dio (The Man Who Drew God).
In an interview with ABC News, Nero said he was pleased with the American actor’s participation in the film: “I’m very happy that Kevin has agreed to participate in my film,” Nero said. “I consider him a great actor and can’t wait to start the movie.”
Spacey was fired in 2017 from House of Cards due to controversy surrounding his inappropriate sexual behaviour. At the time it was made public that at least 20 young men denounced the actor for sexual misconduct. But so far, police have not yet stated whether the charges will be prosecuted properly.
In 2018, Spacey was again charged with sexual assault stemming from an alleged incident with a teenager during the summer of 2016. Through his advice, the actor pleaded not guilty and the charge was later dropped. In addition, the alleged victim of this case also withdrew a civil suit against the actor.
Again in 2020, a man who preferred to remain anonymous filed a lawsuit against Spacey, alleging that the actor sexually abused him in the 1980s when he was 14. However, in early May, a judge ruled that the man cannot proceed with the case anonymously.
The actor has kept a low profile on the lawsuits and allegations against him. But late last year, he posted a video on his social networks addressed to “all the people who suffer.” At the time, Spacey left as a message to his followers that when confronted with lies they should “kill them with kindness”.
The L’uomo Che Disegno Dio is a drama about a blind artist who has the extraordinary gift of making realistic portraits of people only through auditory description. The artist at some point becomes a television star.
According to the official description, the film is described as, “a fable about the need to rediscover the miraculous power of dignity in a world where the noise of the media solved the problem of man’s imperfection simply by removing the problem itself”.
As of now, Spacey’s role in the production has not yet been revealed.