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Spacey’s first film since sexual assault claims

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Kevin Spacey will appear in his first big screen production since allegations of sexual assault were made against him last year.

The Oscar winner was one of the first stars to be accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

He has faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment since actor Anthony Rapp said the star had made a sexual advance toward him in 1985, when he was just 14 years old and Spacey was 26.

Image: Anthony Rapp claims the actor made a sexual advance when he was 14-years-old

The former artistic director of the Old Vic was also investigated by the Metropolitan Police over three allegations of sexual assault in London – two in 2005 and one in 2008.

The force could not confirm whether those cases were still active.

The 58-year-old actor has not been arrested or charged with any crime.

In his big-screen comeback in the Billionaire Boys Club, Spacey will play the role of Ron Levin – a real-life con artist.

The film also stars Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Suki Waterhouse and Ansel Elgort.

The Old Vic
Image: Kevin Spacey was artistic director at the Old Vic between 2004 and 2015

The thriller was filmed two-years-ago, but will be released in cinemas in July.

It focuses on a get-rich-quick scam which preyed on the families of wealthy Harvard school boys in Los Angeles in the early 1980s.

Following last year's allegations, Netflix cut ties with Spacey suspending production of House Of Cards.

He was also removed from Ridley Scott's 2017 film All The Money In The World, despite the shoot being complete and the film in post-production.

His 2017 Emmy Founders Award was also revoked following the claims.

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Spacey responded to the allegations by coming out as gay and said he did not remember the alleged incident.

A sexual assault charge against Spacey is being reviewed by prosecutors in Los Angeles.

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