Following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, things have been fairly quiet on the Kevin Spacey front — even though he (surprisingly) has a new movie hitting theaters this summer. But Spacey’s name was brought up in a recent TV interview with Guy Pearce, who suggested that his former L.A. Confidential co-star was “handsy” with him on the set of Curtis Hanson’s 1997 crime film.
House of Cards did right by Kevin Spacey’s victims to toss existing scripts and reorient the final season around Robin Wright’s Claire. All the same, it seems the latest addition to Season 6 offers a hint at how the final arc for Spacey’s Frank Underwood might have played out.
Kevin Spacey who? House of Cards’ final season may be all about Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood, but hers won’t be the only familiar face. Both Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the eight-episode sixth season in key roles, amid other returning favorites.
The price of doing business with predators is high. A new Netflix earnings report from the end of 2017 reveals that the streaming giant took a staggering $39 million write-down in disbanding the relationship with Hollywood abuser Kevin Spacey, both in shortening the final House of Cards season and shelving the actor’s Gore Vidal biopic.
It didn’t take long for Netflix and House of Cards to distance themselves from star Kevin Spacey in the wake of pedophilia accusations from actor Adam Rapp. Producers placed Spacey on leave with intent to rewrite House of Cards’ final season around Robin Wright’s Claire, but the process of severing the toxic star may be more costly and complicated than we thought.