Kevin Spacey makes movie return as paedophile hunter after sexual offence claims

Kevin Spacey is set to make a movie comeback playing a detective probing an artist who is wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

The 61-year-old actor’s career collapsed four years ago after a string of sexual misconduct allegations were made against him by men, one of whom claimed he was targeted when he was just 14.

The double Oscar-winner was fired from Netflix’s US presidential drama House of Cards and removed from the completed movie All The Money In The World which was reshot with actor Christopher Plummer in his role and has not worked since.

But none of the allegations made against Spacey – all of which he denied – have resulted in successful prosecutions.

Now the actor has reportedly been lined up play a police officer who investigates a man falsely accused of being a paedophile in Italian movie L’uomo Che Disegnò Dio – aka The Man Who Drew God.

It will also star Brit Vanessa Redgrave, 84, and will be directed by her husband Franco Nero who said he would be very happy "to bring Spacey back on to a film set".

Nero, 79, himself will play a blind artist who uses people’s voices to draw their physical features.

But as his fame and popularity grows he wrongly becomes accused of sex abuse.

Spacey is set to begin filming shortly.

The star, who won a best actor Oscar for American Beauty in 1999 and supporting gong for The Usual Suspects four years earlier, was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars until he became embroiled in sex scandals.

Former Star Trek actor Antony Rapp claimed Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was 14 – and since then, more than 30 others made allegations against the actor.

Rapp’s public comments about him prompted Spacey to come out as gay in 2017.

He wrote at the time that the allegation "has encouraged me to address other things in my life.

"I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I now choose to live life as a gay man."

He added: "I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with me examining my own behaviour."

He said he did not remember such an encounter with Rapp but apologised "for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".

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Other men then also complained about Spacey’s behaviour but he has not been convicted of any crime.

Last year he told a podcast how his world completely changed: "My job, many of my relationships, my standing in my own industry were all gone in just a matter of hours," he said.

Daily Star has contacted Spacey's representatives for comment.

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