Charged by the British prosecution, the 62-year-old actor is being prosecuted for four sexual assaults on three men
The legal setbacks of Kevin Spacey will soon be the subject of a documentary on the British channel Channel 4. Titled provisionally Spacey Unmasked, the film will be directed in two parts by documentary filmmaker Kira Phillips. “Spacey Unmasked will trace the journey of one of the most powerful and respected players in the world, can we read on the official website of the chain. From his childhood, to his emerging success on Broadway, to his meteoric rise to stardom, to his fall from grace as he now faces sexual assault charges.”
Remarks corroborated by Dorothy Byrne, one of the producers of the film. “Kevin Spacey is one of the most honored and admired actors of our time. she explains. His genius earned him two Oscars and so many other awards. Critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic for his film work, he led the Old Vic for 11 years of remarkable success, becoming one of the most important figures in London’s cultural life (…) . The two-part documentary will follow the unfolding story of the abuse allegations against him and the resulting court cases.»
“I am delighted that this story is being taken on by such a brilliant team of documentarians, who I know will tell it with the sensitivity, thoughtfulness and journalistic rigor it requires”
Alisa Pomeroy, Head of Documentaries at Channel 4
These accusations have had serious consequences on the career and reputation of the two-time Oscar winner (for American Beauty and Usual Suspects). Evolving on the boards before being devoted to the cinema, he had been landed by Netflix from the hit series House of Cards where he played the main character. “I am delighted that this story is being taken on by such a brilliant team of documentarians, who I know will tell it with the sensitivity, thoughtfulness and journalistic rigor it requires.“, underlines Alisa Pomeroy the head of documentaries of Channel 4.
Currently, no details have been provided on the release date of the documentary. At the same time, Kevin Spacey’s legal troubles are far from over. On June 16, the American actor “vigorously” denied accusations of sexually assaulting three men in the UK, when he appeared in a London court which left him free until a next hearing in July.