nobody movie_Kevin Spacey cast in period drama 1242: Gateway to the West

Proving once again that there are rarely lasting consequences for problem men, Kevin Spacey has landed his first role since his career apparently derailed just shortly after the flood of allegations of sexual misconduct that started popping up in 2017. Congratulations, guess what?

Corresponding meetingSpacey has been confirmed to star in the historical drama 1242 – Gateway to the West, alongside Eric Roberts, Christopher Lambert and Terence Stamp as well as newcomers Jeremy Neumark-Jones and Genevieve Florence. Filming is slated to begin later in October in Hungary and Mongolia and the film will be peddled in Cannes.

“The film tells the story of Genghis Khan’s grandson, Batu Khan, who was elected supreme commander of the western part of the Mongol Empire. A veteran military commander, he won battles from China to Persia and was put in charge of the invasion of Europe, but in 1242 Khan is confronted with a deeply spiritual man and a castle in Hungary that halts his invasion of Europe and ultimately causes his downfall.”

Spacey’s woes first began in October 2017, when actor Anthony Rapp claimed the actor sexually assaulted him while intoxicated in 1986, when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. From then on, over a dozen others also came forward with similar reports of alleged misconduct and abuse, including Heather Unruh, a Boston presenter who claimed Spacey sexually assaulted her son; Harry Dreyfuss, son of Richard Dreyfuss; and eight people who worked on his Netflix series house of cards.

In September 2020, Rapp sued Spacey for sexual assault, sexual violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in an ongoing case involving the 62-year-old tried to get fired Last month. So was Spacey ordered to pay $31 million to the studio that produced house of cards in 2020 for repeatedly breaching contractual obligations by violating its sexual harassment policy.

Well, maybe a shiny new paycheck will help make up some of those losses.

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