Kevin Spacey returns to the movies with a lead role in a historical epic

Kevin Spacey has booked another film role as the actor – who has been accused of sexual harassment and unwanted advances by multiple men – continues to return to the film industry.

As Deadline reports, Spacey is set to star in the historical drama, 1242, which is a joint British, Hungarian and Mongolian production. Spacey will play Cardinal Cesareani, a papal representative who arrives at the Hungarian fort of Esztergom just as Genghis Khan’s grandson, Batu, prepares to launch a final assault that could potentially pave the way for an invasion of Hungary. ‘Europe.

Filming is set to begin in October in Mongolia, with veteran Hungarian filmmaker Péter Soós as director. Along with Spacey, the film will also star Eric Roberts and Christopher Lambert. Representatives for the film’s other stars did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Although Deadline notes Terence Stamp was cast in the film, his reps said rolling stone he is in no way involved.

While 1242 While arguably Spacey’s biggest movie role since the charges against him emerged in 2017, it’s far from his first. Last year he worked with Italian director Franco Nero on The man who drew God, which is about a blind artist who drags people out of their voices and is wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child (Nero played the lead role, while Spacey was cast in a small role as police detective; Faye Dunaway also starred in the film). As of now, there is no official release date for The man who drew God.

Additionally, Spacey is said to have worked on a movie called Peter Five Eight Last year. The film is directed by Michael Zaiko Hall, although there are currently no plot details or the size of Spacey’s role in the film.

Spacey is currently facing a lawsuit from Anthony Rapp, who was the first person to publicly accuse Spacey of sexual misconduct in 2017. Rapp first sued Spacey in September 2020, alleging Spacey assaulted him in a Manhattan apartment after befriending him when they were both working on Broadway. Rapp claimed that a visibly drunk Spacey picked him up, placed him on a bed, climbed on top of him, and made sexual advances to him before Rapp could get away. Spacey denied the allegations.

Spacey also faced other legal actions, although few of them materialized. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery charges stemming from a 2016 incident in which he allegedly stuck his hand in an 18-year-old man’s pants and grabbed his parts genitals; those charges, however, were dropped after the alleged victim waived a civil suit. Another lawsuit, brought by a John Doe, was suspended after the alleged victim died in September 2019.

(A few months after Doe’s death, another Spacey accuser, author and former Norwegian royal, Ari Behn, died by suicide at the age of 47. Behn had not taken any legal action against Spacey. )

rolling stone has reached out to Rapp and others who have accused Space of sexual assault or misconduct for comment regarding the 1242 casting news.

After the accusation against Spacey was released in 2017, it seemed his film career was over and he would be relegated to sharing bizarre holiday video messages from his home every year. As a result of the allegations, Spacey was digitally replaced by Christopher Plummer in All the money in the worldNetflix cut it from Card castleand the Gore Vidal biopic he starred in has been put on hold.

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