Kevin Spacey will relive the lights of stardom. The interpreter will be the protagonist of the film 1242 – Gateway to the Westhis first major production since 2017, the year in which the actor was accused and sued multiple times for sexual abuse.
The winner of two Oscars will direct this historical drama in an international co-production with capital from the United Kingdom, Hungary and Mongolia, reported specialized Hollywood media.
Since the 62-year-old actor was accused of sexual misconduct, he had only timidly appeared on the big screen as part of the cast ofe L’uomo Che Disegno Dio, a film directed by Franco Nero and without commercial distribution in Hollywood.
Spacey’s film career was twisted after a score of young people sued him for allegedly having sexually abused them, at the London theater Old Vic, between 1995 and 2013.
In addition, in 2020, he was denounced by an anonymous man in New York, who alleged that Spacey would have acted in the same way with him during the 1980s, when the plaintiff was 14 years old.
When the sex scandal involving Spacey was exposed, the actor was fired from the series that House of Cards, which starred on Netflix. In her place was the actress Robin Wright, to star in the sixth installment.
Spacey’s last big billboard appearance was with Billionaire boys club (2018), directed by James Cox, which was already relegated to failure at the box office due to the scandals of the American interpreter.
About the new film
1242 – Gateway to the West tells the story Batu Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan and one of the commanders in chief of the Mongol empire, who was assigned the responsibility of invading Europe but ended up failing.
On this occasion, Spacey will share a cast with actors such as Eric Roberts, Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Jeremy Neumark and Genevieve Florence.
The film is expected to start shooting in October, directed by Hungarian filmmaker Peter Soons, with a screenplay by Aaron Horvath and Joan Lane.
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Kevin Spacey will return to acting five years after the sex scandal