Kevin Spacey plays a serial killer in his first acting role in almost five years since sexual assault allegations broke.
“Peter Five Eight,” which released a trailer at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday, tells the story of a seemingly easygoing real estate agent (Jet Jandreau) who is actually an alcoholic with a dark secret, Deadline reports.
Spacey will appear as a “charismatic” stranger who enters the situation after receiving orders from his seedy boss, Mr. Lock.
The film, which has a marketing tagline of “The guilty always pay the price,” comes years after actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him in 1986 when Rapp was just 14.
That initial claim led to further allegations against Spacey, including from crew members of Netflix’s House of Cards.
The allegations finally stopped the production of the successful series.
In November, Spacey was ordered to pay nearly $31 million to the studio behind the show for violating the company’s sexual harassment policy.
The two-time Academy Award winner and Australia-based Galloping Entertainment are also seeking to distribute historical drama 242: Gateway To The West.