Faye Dunaway Replaced Vanessa Redgrave In Kevin Spacey’s Upcoming Movie
Well, even though he skipped the red carpet and the drool tent, Kevin Spacey still made an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Posters for his upcoming movie The Man Who Drew God were seen around town and even though he only has a small role, he was still front and center, appearing larger than even his new co-star Faye Dunaway. According to Variety, Faye took over the role that was originally to be played by Vanessa Redgrave, who is the wife of the movie’s director Franco Nero. Vanessa may have chickened out but as we all know, you can’t tell Faye Dunaway shit. She’s the meanest, surliest senior citizen in Hollywood. The best we can do is hope she took the role with the express purpose of bullying Kevin into oblivion like she allegedly did to her “little homosexual boy” assistant.
In The Man Who Drew God, or getta loada questo Asshole qui in Italian (any errors in translation are the fault of Google Translate and Google Translate alone) Kevin plays a cop (I think, he wears a gun in the poster) who is investigating accusations of pedophilia against a blind artist. Variety reports:
Faye Dunaway will appear alongside Kevin Spacey in his controversial new project, “The Man Who Drew God.”
Directed by Italian actor Franco Nero, who also stars, the feature will be Spacey’s first role since 2017, when dozens of accusations of sexual harassment and assault saw the “House of Cards” actor effectively ostracized from Hollywood.
“The Man Who Drew God” producer Louis Nero has confirmed to Variety that Dunaway will be playing the role Redgrave had been rumored to play. “She plays an old Braille teacher who is an old friend of the blind protagonist played by Nero and taught him how to read,” he said. “It’s the role that Vanessa Redgrave was meant to have. Vanessa isn’t up to traveling anymore.”
A poster for the new production, which is called “l’uomo che disegnò Dio” in Italian, was on show during the Cannes Film Festival this week, with Spacey given prime position on the poster and second billing in the credits after Nero.
Fittingly, Faye hasn’t had a film released since 2017 either. And she lost her last gig playing Katharine Hepburn on Broadway after she was fired for slapping and throwing things at the crew. So I’m going to continue to hope that it was Faye’s dedication to slapping that smug look off of Kevin’s face that she was willing to let him have top billing over her on the poster.
And in case that poster isn’t proof enough that this movie is cheaper and tackier than Kevin’s toupee, the film’s producer all but admits he hired Kevin for the free publicity.
According to the producer, shooting wrapped last week and the film is expected to be ready by September. Despite doubts over whether Hollywood is ready to welcome back the disgraced actor, Louis Nero was confident the film would sell.
“We have plenty of interest from buyers around the world,” he said. “All the controversy around the film has generated plenty of interest…It was good for the film, from my point of view.” The film is being sold in Cannes by The Motus Studios.
Imagine having two Oscar winners in your cast and still not having the wherewithal to spell check your movie’s poster before plastering it all over Cannes. Incredibile.