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Kevin Spacey returns to Hollywood this July in Billionaire Boys Club, playing a gay con man who deceives a group of young men - nine months after his underage sex scandal

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 13/06/2018 Chris Spargo

Kevin Spacey wearing a suit and tie: He's back: Kevin Spacey has not appeared in any films or television shows since he was accused of raping and sexually assaulting young and minor men (Spacey above in Billionaire Boy's Club) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He's back: Kevin Spacey has not appeared in any films or television shows since he was accused of raping and sexually assaulting young and minor men (Spacey above in Billionaire Boy's Club) Kevin Spacey will appear on the big screen at least one more time it has been revealed, with studio executives opting to keep the two-time Oscar winner in the upcoming film Billionaires Boys Club.

This is no small role either, with Spacey getting second billing in the film's newly released trailer, which puts the accused pedophile on full display.  

It is a sudden return for Spacey just nine months after he was accused of underage rape and sexual assault by multiple young men including Rent star Anthony Rapp.

Spacey has denied these allegations and, managed to avoid the public eye ever since he went into hiding in Arizona late last year.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Baby driver: The actor will appear in the film Billionaire Boy's Club however which is set for release in July and co-stars Ansel Elgort (above with Spacey in BBC) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Baby driver: The actor will appear in the film Billionaire Boy's Club however which is set for release in July and co-stars Ansel Elgort (above with Spacey in BBC) Spacey will play Ron Levin, a gay con artist who tricked a group of young men into launching a Ponzi scheme back in 1984, a move that eventually led to his murder.

His killer in the film will be played by his Baby Driver co-star, Ansel Elgort. 

Levin's body was never discovered, however, leading some to believe he could still be alive.

Film distributor Vertical Entertainment made the decision to keep Spacey in the film despite the approaches taken by other companies over the past year.

Vertical did not respond to a request for comment. 

a man wearing a suit and tie: On screen: He was fired from House of Cards, Netflix shelved his film Gore that was in post-production and All the Money In the World reshot to eliminate his performance © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On screen: He was fired from House of Cards, Netflix shelved his film Gore that was in post-production and All the Money In the World reshot to eliminate his performance Netflix chose to remove Spacey from the final season of House of Cards and permanently shelf the biopic Gore he starred in about Gore Vidal, while director Ridley Scott cut the actor from his finished film All the Money in the World.

Scott then replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer just six weeks before the film hit theaters, earning Plummer an Oscar nomination for his efforts.

That plan also required all of Spacey's scenes to be reshot, something that his co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams both agreed to, with the pair flying to Europe to participate in filming over Thanksgiving.

One of the people close to the production said that Scott's plan caught Sony by surprise, but the studio is supporting the switch.   

a person standing in a room: Shake it off: Film distributor Vertical Entertainment made the decision to keep Spacey in the film despite the approaches taken by other companies over the past year. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Shake it off: Film distributor Vertical Entertainment made the decision to keep Spacey in the film despite the approaches taken by other companies over the past year. The incident that spurred this all allegedly took place at Spacey's apartment in 1986 when the actor invited Rapp to a party while they were both appearing on Broadway.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp said that he found himself alone in the apartment at the end of the night and that Spacey then began to make his move.

'He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don't, like, squirm away initially, because I'm like, 'What's going on?' And then he lays down on top of me,' said Rapp, who detailed being pressed up against the bed before being able to squirm away and ultimately leave the house without being assaulted by Spacey.

Spacey made the decision to come out of the closet in a statement apologizing to actor Anthony Rapp, who said in an interview that the actor attempted to sexually assault him in 1986, an incident Spacey says he does not remember.

Rapp was 14 at the time while Spacey was 26. 

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