Kevin Spacey, who is set to appear before a UK court on multiple sexual assault charges next summer, is set to star in an upcoming British indie feature.
The two-time Oscar winner – whose first UK trial on five assault charges begins on June 6, 2023 – stars in a voice-only role in the thriller. Control by Kapsog Pictures, starring as the main antagonist. The film was written and directed by Jean Falaise (Superman Requiem, Cane Hill), follows a British Home Secretary (Lauren Metcalfe) on her way home one night as she engages in a secret love affair with the Prime Minister (Mark Hampton). Meanwhile, another man – played by Spacey – knows her secret and is badly affected by it and seeks revenge, plotting to remotely hijack her fully self-driving car, forcing her car to rampage through the streets of London. Caught as a deadly weapon.
The news comes just two weeks after the Crown Prosecution Service in London revealed that Spacey now faces an additional seven sex offense charges in the UK, bringing the total to 12, and a month after a jury in New York found him not responsible. Actor Anthony Rapp brought a civil sexual misconduct lawsuit alleging he molested her when she was 14, both appearing in Broadway plays in the 1980s. At the Old Bailey in July, Spacey pleaded not guilty to the first five charges of sexual assault.
Adam Southwick (Cane Hill) and Emily Haseldine (below) produces Control For Cupsogue Pictures in association with CineNorth Studios, it will also be executive produced by Fallaize. Filming is underway now and will take place in early 2023 at Camberwell Studios and on location in London.