Kevin Spacey is playing a serial killer in his first acting role in almost five years since sexual assault allegations came to light.
“Peter Five Eight,” which dropped a trailer Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a real estate agent (played by Jet Jandreau) who is seemingly composed but is really an alcoholic with a dark secret, Deadline reports.
Spacey will act as “a charismatic” stranger who enters the situation after taking orders from his shady boss, Mr. Lock.
The movie, with the marketing tagline “The Guilty Always Pay the Price,” comes years after actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986 when Rapp was just 14.
That initial allegation led to more accusations against Spacey, including by crew members of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
Kevin Spacey plays a serial killer in “Peter Five Eight.”YouTube
The allegations ultimately stopped the production of the hit series.
In November, Spacey was ordered to pay almost $31 million to the studio behind the show for violating the company’s sexual harassment policy.
The two-time Oscar winner and the Australian-based Galloping Entertainment are also looking for a film distributor for a historical drama, “1242 – Gateway to the West.”
The movie is Kevin Spacey’s first return in almost five years.YouTube
Another Spacey film titled “1242 – Gateway To The West” is also in the market for a distributor. YouTube