“Canceling culture” is an illusion, most often evoked exclusively by people completely terrified for no particular reason, but in case you need more proof that it doesn’t exist: Kevin Spacey is back! And in a real movie (well…), not one of those damn “Let Me Be Frank” nightmares that he sometimes publishes on Holidays. It comes from Variety, who says Spacey is going to make a “cameo” in The man who drew God, an upcoming “low budget independent” Italian film directed by Franco Nero. Vanessa Redgrave, Nero’s wife, could also be in the movie “If she can travel from England to Italy”, but that would also be just a cameo.
So it’s not a big Hollywood production, but Nero makes it pretty clear that he selected Spacey for that role of nothing and not that he just had to go with Spacey because he was the only actor available – after all, this is a Franco Nero (de Django!), and it must have some attract the Italian film industry. Speak with ABC News, Nero said he was “very happy” that Spacey had “agreed to participate” in the film, adding that he was “a great actor”. It all comes weeks after a judge ruled that an assault trial against Kevin Spacey would not be allowed to continue. if the anonymous man who deposited it did not agree to waive his anonymity.
Whether or not it’s a low budget Italian indie, The man who drew God will be Spacey’s first film since 2018 when he appeared in Billionaire Boys Club. This film was made before any allegations against Spacey were made, but released afterwards, and the distribution company specifically said they wanted to release it out of respect for the rest of the cast and crew (which included Emma Roberts, Judd Nelson and Billie Lourd). He made zero money. Before that he was cut from Ridley Scott’s All the money in the world and replaced by Christopher Plummer.