The Netflix biopic starring Kevin Spacey that we may never see

According to Hadley Freeman in Guardianwhen Ethan Hawke learned during a call from New York Times that the respected newspaper would publish “a great story about sexual misconduct in the movie industry, focusing on an individual,” the actor replied, “Well, who is that? Harvey Weinstein or Kevin SpaceyBecause the abusive behavior of the two was an open secret in the Hollywood environment.

One fell in October 2017, the same month of the Me Too movement maelstrom in which Anthony Rapp accused the second of hitting on him in 1986 during a drinking binge, when he was only fourteen. Later, fifteen other men brought similar and more serious accusations, eight of them belonging to the team of Card castleBeau Willimon’s magnificent drama series (2013-2018) for Netflix in which Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood.

He was written out of the role and executive produced and does not appear in the final season; Christopher Plummer replaced him as J. Paul Getty in the film all the money in the world, by Ridley Scott (2017); and the biopic bloodwho had been shot by Michael Hoffman (2018) for the mentioned platform of diffusion with him in the role of the bisexual writer Gore Vidal (1925-2012), he remains well preserved in some lost drawer of society, complete and never worn.

Netflix hides ‘Gore’ for more than the Kevin Spacey scandal

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This great movie which is BabyDriverthe best of Edgar Wright (2017) according to critics and in which Kevin Spacey plays Doc, was the last that could be launched before the outbreak of the scandal around it and, therefore, without affecting in any way its distribution and the ballots at the film awards. Corn The Young Billionaires Club, directed by James Cox and starring Ron Levin, grossed around two million dollars at the worldwide box office. A beer.

It had cost fifteen to make. AND blood, thirty-nine to Netflix, which hasn’t been able to recover and there’s no sign it will be able to. By his decision, of course, but with much more meaning than it seems at first glance. It was not just a question of joining the widespread rejection by the behavior of the performerbut this made the movie uncomfortable for the details of the booklet signed by Jay Parini and Michael Hoffman himself.