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Kevin Spacey books first role since scandal in film about wrongfully accused man

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Kevin Spacey is getting back in front of the camera.

The disgraced actor, who has been on the sidelines after dozens of men accused him of sexual assault spanning decades, has been cast in an Italian crime drama, according to ABC News.

Spacey will play a detective investigating a man wrongfully accused of sexually abusing children in "L'uomo Che Disegno Dio," or "The Man Who Drew God."

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In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

"I'm very happy Kevin agreed to participate in my film," director Franco Nero told ABC News. "I consider him a great actor and I can't wait to start the movie."

Nero's wife, Vanessa Redgrave, will reportedly have a role in the movie as well.

Spacey was booted from his starring role in Netflix's "House of Cards" in late 2017 after the first round of accusations, beginning with "Star Trek: Discovery" star Anthony Rapp, who was 14 at the time of the alleged assault. He was also erased from Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" and replaced by Christopher Plummer, who was nominated for an Oscar for the role.

He has, however, popped up occasionally with bizarre Christmas videos, sometimes in his "House of Cards" character. Last year's included advice for anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Spacey has denied any wrongdoing.


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