Kevin Spacey’s new project, Control, releases its debut trailer following his acquittal from sexual assault charges in the U.K.
In the upcoming thriller, Control, Kevin Spacey, who was recently acquitted of all charges at Southwark Crown Court, can be heard but not seen.
Kevin Spacey takes on a menacing role in the micro-budget film Control, directed by Gene Fallaize. He plays a character who hijacks a government official’s smart car to seek revenge.
Kevin Spacey recorded his vocal part for Control in London last December while awaiting trial. The film features his voice, and he was cleared of all charges by a jury in July.
After the verdict was delivered, Fallaise expressed his support for Kevin Spacey and said he didn’t regret casting him in the film. He stated that he would make the same decision again if given the chance.
“When we met with Kevin, we said, you know, [the meeting] is for us as much as it is him. And we came away from there feeling nothing but good vibes and positivity and we didn’t get anything bad from him at all. So we said, “Okay, let’s go for it.” It’s a risk but feel it’s a risk worth taking.”
The project also stars Lauren Metcalfe Bridgerton as Home Secretary Stella Simmons and Mark Hampton Liaison as Prime Minister David Addams. In the trailer, Metcalfe can be seen driving Addams’ daughter home when her car is taken over by a mysterious presence who informs her he has total control of the vehicle.
“I am your judge and jury and I find you guilty,” Spacey tells her at one point.
Tricoast Worldwide, representing global rights to the film, is currently in negotiations for a U.K. and U.S. release.
The Oscar-winner had denied nine charges including sexual assault, which were alleged to have been committed between 2001 and 2013.