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Kevin Spacey makes his big return to the Cannes film market

2022-05-14T13:34:12.995Z

Three films by the actor accused of sexual assault and harassment will be presented to future buyers. On the menu a fresco in the Mongol Empire and a thriller.



A funny slogan for a return: "The guilty always end up paying".

Banished from the seventh art since the numerous accusations of sexual assault brought against him since 2017, Kevin Spacey will make a remarkable comeback to the Cannes film market which starts, like the festival, on May 17.

Three films starring the fallen star of the two Oscars of

Usual Suspects

and

American Beauty

are seeking funding and distributors.

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Read alsoKevin Spacey asks for the dismissal of the complaint of Anthony Rapp for sexual assault

Filmed very discreetly last September in the Californian county of Siskiyou, on the border with Oregon

Peter Five Eight

is a thriller.

Michael Zaiko's feature film, with the aforementioned slogan that sounds like a mise en abyme of the actor's situation, follows an attractive and competent young real estate agent working in a small mountain town.

Camped by Jet Landreau, Sam hides a dark and unbalanced past marked by alcoholism.

The arrival of Peter at the wheel of a black sedan can only mean the arrival of trouble.

This mysterious man, played by Kevin Spacey, is in the pay of a troubled godfather.

Rebecca de Mornay is also on the bill.

From California to the Middle Ages

The Other Project

1242 – Gateway to the West

is a great historical fresco and is still looking for its backers.

This Hungarian-British-Mongolian co-production portrays the rise and fall of the conqueror Genghis Khan's grandson.

Elected commander-in-chief of the western part of the Mongol Empire, Butu Khan scored multiple battlefield victories in China and Persia and led the invasion of Europe.

The film tells of the end of this advance which ravages Silesia, Croatia, “when in 1242 Butu Khan comes up against a fortress in Hungary with resolute defenders and a deeply spiritual priest Eusebius”, promises the script.

Kevin Spacey lends his features to Cardinal Cesareani, the papal legate.

His arrival coincides with the celebrations of the Mongolian Lunar New Year and will restore hope to the besieged.

Signed by Hungarian filmmaker Peter Soos, who also recruited Eric Roberts and Christophe Lambert,

1242 – Gateway to the West

hopes to be able to start filming in the fall between Hungary and Mongolia.

While waiting for the budget to be closed, Kevin Spacey's stamp is on deposit.

Read alsoKevin Spacey back in the cinema despite accusations of sexual assault

In Cannes, buyers will also be able to look at

L'uomo Che Disegno Dio,

the small independent film by Franco Nero shot last year in Turin and in which Kevin Spacey plays the small role of a detective.

As the specialized site Deadline points out, the 2022 edition of the Cannes film market is not lacking in projects carried by controversial and disgraced actors: from Johnny Depp to James Franco via Luc Besson, Roman Polanski and Alec Baldwin.

Source: lefigaro

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