Kevin Spacey is set to appear in an upcoming indie British thriller. The project marks the actor’s first movie role since he was found not liable in a $40 million civil sexual misconduct lawsuit last month. It also comes a week after it was revealed that Spacey will be charged with seven further sex offences in his UK lawsuit, all relating to the same alleged victim.
Fox News Digital confirmed on Monday that Spacey, 63, will star in a voice-only role in “Control,” which is produced by Cupsogue Pictures. The film, written and directed by Gene Fallaize, is expected to conclude filming this week.
According to a press release, “Control” tells the story of the British government’s Home Secretary Stella Simmons – played by Lauren Metcalfe – “as she drives home one night whilst engaging in a secret love affair with the Prime Minister (Mark Hampton).”
Per the release, another man, played by Spacey, is aware of her secret and “has been badly affected by it, and he wants revenge on Stella for her part, so he plots to remotely-hijack her fully self-driving car, and takes control of it, forcing her on a rampage through the streets of London, using the car she’s trapped in as a deadly weapon.”
In October, Spacey was found not liable in the lawsuit brought against him by actor Anthony Rapp. Spacey was accused of assault, battery and emotional distress stemming from an alleged incident in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old.
Rapp initially made the accusations against Spacey in a Buzzfeed interview five years ago, to which Spacey issued a statement saying he did not remember the encounter, but also apologized for the incident.
When Rapp, a star on Broadway, filed the lawsuit against Spacey in 2020, the “American Beauty” actor denied the accusations.
Rapp said Spacey, who was 26 at the time, lured him into a bedroom after guests left and laid on top of him on a bed. Rapp then said he managed to get out from underneath Spacey and fled.
The “L.A. Confidential” star denied the allegation and said he would never be attracted to a teenager. (Fox)