Kevin Spacey returns to the movies with “The Contract” after being acquitted of sexual assault charges – El Diario NY

Kevin Spacey returns to the movies with “The Contract” after being acquitted of sexual assault charges – El Diario NY

After being acquitted of various charges of sexual assault, the American actor Kevin Spacey will return to the big screen with the film “The Contract” by the Italian director Massimo Paolucci.

In this film, with no release date yet, the Oscar winner for “American Beauty” will give life to “El Diablo”, a role similar to that carried out by Al Pacinothrough the character John Milton, in the 1997 film “The Devil’s Advocate” with Keanu Reeves.

spacey He will share credits with various actors such as Eric Roberts, Vincent Spano, among others. Likewise, the film will have the support of the Italian production company TM Entertainment.

Kevin Spacey posing on a red carpet.
Kevin Spacey had not starred in a film since 2018.
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Kevin Spacey returns amid controversy

According to the producers of “The Contract,” Massimiliano Caroletti and Sandro Lazzarinithe appearance of Kevin Spacey It was not achieved easily. As revealed by the producers themselves, they had to negotiate and convince the “House of Card” performer for 8 months.

It should be noted that production began filming since December of last year. However, and until now, the exact moment of filming completion and the release date of the film is not known.

Kevin Spacey

Prior to its inclusion in “The Contract”, the actor was also part of the production led by Rebecca de Mornay, called “Peter Five Eight”, which will be released on March 22 in the United States. This film, after his participation in “Billionaire Boys Club”, would be the definitive return to acting for the American artist.

Is Kevin Spacey innocent?

It should be noted that after the revelation of various accusations of sexual abuse and rape, both in the United States and England, starting in 2017, the performer temporarily left the acting scene.

Kevin Spacey posing on a red carpet.
Kevin Spacey was acquitted of various sexual charges.
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It was not until 2019 that the judicial battle against spacey It began in 2019. However, and after various inconsistencies in the case, the accusations were not successful and the actor was declared innocent. Recently, in 2022, the actor was charged with nine counts of rape and sexual abuse. Despite this, just one year later, in July 2023, the American was declared innocent.

Given this, the American declared: “I am enormously grateful to the jury for taking the time to examine the evidence and the facts carefully before reaching their decision.

After this resolution, spacey There are no other charges or accusations at this time. Due to the above, it is believed that the artist could resume his career, in its entirety, during the following years.

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