Confirmed by Variety, Kevin Spacey is set to return to acting in an Italian film called L’uomo Che Disegno Dio which translates to The Man Who Drew God, in English. This will be the actors most recent role since staring in the Billionare Boys Club in 2018. The actor faced dozens of sexual assault accusations in 2017 which tarnished his reputation and halted his long-standing acting career. Since the accusations the actor has been fairly quiet.
Last May Spacey said on the Bits and Pretzels podcast,
“I don’t think it will come as a surprise for anyone to say that my world completely changed in the fall of 2017. My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours. I don’t often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation, because I think it undermines the experience they may be having, which is their own unique and very personal experience, but in this instance, I feel as though I can relate to what it feels like to have your world suddenly stop.”
It appears that for now the accusations are far removed and the actor is pressing forward with returning to the big screen. The Italian film is set to be released on October 5, 2021 according to IBMD. The film is described as following, “the rise and fall of a blind artist who has the extraordinary gift of making true-to-life portraits just by listening to human voices.”
Variety confirmed with the film producer, Franco Nero, that Spacey will have a small role as a police detective. Nero stated, “I’m very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film. I consider him a great actor, and I can’t wait to start the movie.” It seems like this small role is Spacey’s attempt at easing his way back into the publics eye. I guess we will wait for the feedback to see how this one rolls over.