It's been eight months since allegations came to light stating that Kevin Spacey had been involved in sexual misconduct, including making advances toward a 14-year-old Anthony Rapp. In the time since, Netflix's House of Cards moved forward without the actor and Spacey was fully replaced by Christopher Plummer in the holiday release All The Money in the World. However, there's still the question of other projects that Kevin Spacey had completed prior to the allegations coming to light. Now, we've learned one of them, Billionaire Boys Club, is going to be released this July.
Billionaire Boys Club was a movie Kevin Spacey filmed two and a half years ago, but has been stuck in limbo since the allegations against Spacey came to light. Reports indicate the movie was being shopped last October, and in fact a deal may have been made, had Anthony Rapp not come forward with his story. Similar reports from other men then followed, and Billionaire Boys Club was put on ice.
The movie stars Kevin Spacey opposite his Baby Driver co-star Ansel Elgort. The story is a biographical drama about a real-life club in Los Angeles in the 1980s promoting get-rich-quick types of Ponzi Schemes. The club eventually turned to murder in real life, and that will be the basic plot for the Billionaire Boys Club movie, as well. In addition, to Elgort and Spacey, Taron Egerton, Cary Elwes, Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd and Judd Nelson also star in the upcoming movie. Judd Nelson had previously been in a miniseries of the same name back in the eighties.
It takes a lot of work and effort for a movie project to come together in the first place, and Billionaire Boys Club features a lot of talent outside of Kevin Spacey who didn't ask to be in this current situation. Still, it's a sticky and unenviable position to be in, and various projects with Kevin Spacey have handled life post-allegations in different ways. All The Money in the World went out of its way to simply re-film entire sequences in the movie and pretend that Kevin Spacey had never happened. Gore another movie starring Spacey that was set to hit Netflix and was in post-production at the time of the allegations, has simply been cancelled and shelved.
You can take a look at the first trailer still featuring Kevin Spacey, below.
The movie is being released by Vertical Entertainment and will hit theaters on July 19, in the same month The First Purge, Ant-Man And The Wasp, and Skyscraper make their official debuts. To find out what else is heading to theaters, take a look at our full schedule.
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