Kevin Spacey returns to the big screen through the front door. A news that has raised blisters, because not everyone has understood that he will lift the veto after being accused and sued on multiple occasions for sexual abuse. This is his first major production since 2017 and will be titled 1242-Gateway to the West.
The winner of two Oscars will be at the helm of this historical drama in an international co-production with capital from the United Kingdom, Hungary and Mongolia, according to specialized Hollywood media on Thursday, which have also reported that he will share a cast with actors such as Eric Roberts, Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Jeremy Neumark, and Genevieve Florence.
Since the protagonist of House of Cards or American Beauty was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017, he has only lavished himself timidly on the big screen as part of the cast of L'uomo Che Disegno Dio (2021), 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 Old Vic theater, between 1995 and 2013. In addition, in 2020 he was denounced by an anonymous man in New York alleging that the film producer would have acted in the same way with him during the 1980s, when the plaintiff was 14 years old.