CNN has confirmed that the actor will play a detective in an upcoming Italian movie called, “L’uomo Che Disegnò Dio.” The film is directed by and also stars Franco Nero. It will also star Nero’s wife, Vanessa Redgrave.
“I cast him because he is a great actor,” Louis Nero, the film’s producer, told CNN in a phone interview on Monday.
When asked about accusations made against Spacey, Nero said he believes that it’s “false.”
Netflix subsequently fired him and Sony re-cast his role in the film “All The Money in the World.” Spacey never commented on the assault accusations, but he did apologize for making unwanted sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp in the 80s when Rapp claimed to be only 14.
“But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
Nero told CNN that although the movie will be in Italian, Spacey’s part will be in English.
They are currently filming and the movie will be released early next year.
CNN has reached out to attorneys for Spacey for comment.