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Kevin Spacey returns to the cinema with a historical drama

"1242 - Gateway to the West" is the title of the movie that brings back Kevin Spacey. (IMDB)
“1242 – Gateway to the West” is the title of the movie that brings back Kevin Spacey. (IMDB)

When he was accused of sexual abuse by Anthony Rappwho sued him for having attacked him when he was a minor, kevin spacey (Oscar for American Beauty and by The usual suspects) was left out of the successful series House of Cardswhose last season was recorded without him, and was also replaced in the film All the money in the world (All the Money in the World) from Ridley Scott by another actor Christopher Plummer (The Rebel Novice). After a period of ostracism, today there are four titles in post-production that include it. 1242 – Gateway to the Westone of them, has just been announced by Variety.

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The film directed by Peter Soos (hacking) is a historical drama co-produced between Britain, Hungary and Mongolia. It tells the story of Batu, grandson of the Mongol conqueror and warrior Genghis Khan and commander-in-chief of the western part of the empire, who longs to extend his rule to Europe. Spacey will be the other central character: Cardinal Cesareani, the Pope’s envoy to the Hungarian fort of Esztergom. His resistance will stop Batu and mark the downfall of the Khan empire.

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The accusations against Kevin Spacey for sexual abuse seriously affected the career of the award-winning actor. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)
The accusations against Kevin Spacey for sexual abuse seriously affected the career of the award-winning actor. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

The rest of the cast is made up of Eric Roberts, Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Jeremy Neumark-Jones Y Genevieve Florence and the script is in charge of Aron Horvath and Joan Lane. to the production of bill chamberlain Y Kornel Sipos join in executive tasks Istvan Bodzsar, Carlos Alperin, Norman Merry, Tim Smith, Paul Brett, and Csaba Iski and the mongols Bayar Banzragch and Battushig Batbold.

Kevin Spacey was Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," one of the first series Netflix released. (Netflix)
Kevin Spacey was Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” one of the first series Netflix released. (Netflix)
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The film will be shown at the next Cannes Film Festival looking for a distributor. It is estimated that the premiere could be in November 2022.

Now it remains to wait how it will be received 1242 – Gateway to the West at the festival and also by the critics, who still do not see Spacey with good eyes. Let us remember that after receiving the accusation that shook the entire industry, the actor made a release that ended up harming him. There he communicated to the world that he was gay and acknowledged that he had never said it publicly. But the effect was not what he expected, quite the opposite: the public saw in this action a manipulation rather than an honesty.

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Other claims against Spacey followed those of Rapp, who is still in court.

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