Sunday 20 October 2019

Kevin Spacey to make a return to big screen after sexual misconduct allegations

The actor will star in Billionaire Boys Club.

Kevin Spacey is set to appear on the big screen in Billionaire Boys Club (Ian West/PA Wire)
Kevin Spacey is set to appear on the big screen in Billionaire Boys Club (Ian West/PA Wire)

By Keiran Southern, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Kevin Spacey will return to the big screen at least one more time in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations with an appearance in the upcoming film Billionaire Boys Club.

The disgraced Oscar winner was removed from 2017’s All The Money In The World and Netflix sacked him from House Of Cards following the allegations.

But a newly released trailer for Billionaire Boys Club, filmed more than two years ago and due to be released next month, confirms Spacey has kept his role in the film.

Kevin Spacey will make at least one more appearance on the big screen following allegations of sexual misconduct (Matt Crossick/PA)

He will play Ron Levin, a con artist who masterminded a Ponzi scheme in 1980s Los Angeles.

It also stars Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts and Suki Waterhouse.

Vertical Entertainment, the company distributing the film, has been contacted for comment.

Last year, the actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual harassment.

In a statement reacting to the allegations, Spacey came out as gay and claimed not to remember the alleged incident, said to have happened in 1986 while he was 26 and Rapp was 14.

When the allegations against Spacey emerged, Netflix decided to remove him from the final season of House Of Cards while director Ridley Scott cut him from All The Money In The World, which had already finished filming.

Christopher Plummer was drafted in as a replacement, just weeks before the film hit theatres.

A sexual assault charge against Spacey is being considered by prosecutors in Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles District Attorney confirmed to the Press Association the case was still being reviewed.

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