Kevin Spacey comeback film 'The Man Who Drew God': Release date, how to live stream, cast, all you need to know
Spacey is set to play a detective who investigates a falsely accused pedophile, played by Franco Nero
Three years after a series of sexual assault and violence charges were leveled against him, Kevin Spacey is set to make a dramatic return to the big screen. In 'L’uomo che disegnò Dio' ('The Man who drew God'), the 'House of Cards' star is currently being lined up to play a detective who investigates a falsely accused pedophile.
This is ironic since Spacey himself has, since late 2017, been accused of sexual assault and worse by as many as 30 men. The allegations going back to the 1980s are very troubling, which the two-time Oscar-winning actor passed off as “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior”, and during which time he also came out as gay. Here's all you need to know about the film starring Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave and Spacey.
According to IMDb, 'The Man who drew God', also known by its Italian title 'L’uomo che disegnò Dio', will release on October 5, 2021. Filming is set to begin soon in what may be Spacey's first big-screen appearance since the sexual assault controversy.
Where to watch and how to live stream
No information has been announced yet on where the movie will be streamed. But one can guess, considering the circumstances, that viewers online will definitely get to watch. We will keep this space updated to let you know how you can catch the movie.
The plot, set in Italy, surrounds Emanuele (Franco Nero), a blind artist who has the extraordinary gift to use people's voices to draw their exact physical features in his 'true-to-life' portraits. However, as his celebrity and popularity rise, he is falsely accused of sex abuse.
He eventually catches the attention of a TV talent show, but the exposure that follows leads to the artist being falsely accused of sex abuse. IMDb calls the film a fable on "the need to rediscover the miraculous power of dignity in a world where media's noise has solved the problem of man's imperfection simply by removing the problem itself." Spacey is set to play the central role of a detective investigating the wrongfully accused man, according to The Telegraph.
Apart from Kevin Spacey, the star-studded cast includes director Franco Nero and his Oscar-winning wife and veteran actor Vanessa Redgrave. Robert Davi, Stefania Rocca, Massimo Ranieri, Vittorio Boscolo, Alessia Alciati, Simona Nasi and Diana Dell'Erba are also part of the cast list.
'The Man Who Drew God' is set to be directed by Franco Nero, one of Italy’s most respected film talents. The actor-turned-director has worked with top European directors- the likes of Luis Buñuel, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Claude Chabrol, Sergey Bondarchuk, Michael Cacoyannis, Elio Petri, Marco Bellocchio, and Enzo G. Castellari, among others. He began producing, writing and directing from the early 1980s.
Lorenzo De Luca, Eugenio Masciari will be joining Nero as writers of the film. L'Altrofilm, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (MiBACT), Rai Cinema will be producing.
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