Kevin Spacey is set to appear in his first major film, 1242 – Gateway To The West, since sexual assault charges against him surfaced in 2017.
Dishonored Elder Card castle actor Kevin Spacey is to return to the big screen in his biggest role since 2017. Five years ago, as the #MeToo movement was beginning to gain momentum, a number of people brought forward sexual assault accusations against Spacey. Particularly, Star Trek: Discovery Actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Due to the charges, Spacey was fired from Card castle, and his scenes in All the money in the world were re-shot with Christopher Plummer. In the years since, Spacey has been virtually blacklisted, although he has recently started appearing in independent films like Franco Nero. The man who drew God.
Now the actor is set to appear in his biggest film since the accusations, 1242 – Gate to the west. According to Deadline, the picture is an Anglo/Hungarian/Monoglian co-production which will tell the story of Batu Khan, Genghis Khan’s grandson, who invades Europe in 1242, but is stopped by a spiritual man and a castle. Spacey will star alongside Eric Roberts, Highlanders Christopher Lambert and Terence Stamp.
While some of the cases against the actor were dropped, Spacey’s attempts to have a judge throw Rapp’s case out of court failed. There are also 20 anonymous charges which were revealed to have been made against him by staff at the Old Vic theater in London while he was creative director there, including three who contacted the police. As a result, success remains to be seen by Spacey return attempt will be in fact. Principal photography on 1242 – Gate to the West will begin in October in Mongolia and Hungary.
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