Kevin Spacey returns to the cinema after five years of veto

American actor Kevin Spacey. / RC

The American actor will star in the blockbuster ‘1242-Gateway to the West’, after being acquitted, due to lack of evidence, of the accusations of sexual harassment he faced

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Thursday, May 12, 2022, 18:33

Five years after facing several accusations of sexual harassment, Kevin Spacey returns to the cinema. The American actor will star in the blockbuster ‘1242-Gateway to the West,’ a historical drama about the Mongol invasion that opens in the fall. The return of the protagonist of ‘American Beauty’ occurs after being acquitted, due to lack of evidence, of the accusations that he faced.

The actor had been away from the cameras and the stage since 2017, when he last appeared in the movie “The Young Billionaires Club” by James Cox. He then shot ‘All the Money in the World’, by Ridley Scott. With the film already assembled and ready for its premiere, several accusations of sexual harassment came to light that left the image of the actor battered, who was vetoed and removed from the sets. Scott ‘erased’ Spacey and shot his scenes again, replacing the stigmatized veteran performer with another actor.

Spacey returns to work on a UK-Hungarian-Mongolian co-production about the life of Batu Khan, Mongolian leader, grandson of Genghis Khan and founder of the Blue Horde. The film is directed by Peter Soos. As reported by ‘Indiewire’, the actor will be accompanied by Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamps and Eric Roberts, among others.

Fellow actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually harassing him when he was a minor. Then came a cascade of complaints from other participants in the ‘House of Cards’ series. Spacey then entered a clinic to treat his alleged addiction to sex and began a legal battle that is now culminating.