News & Opinion | July 15, 2018 11:58 am

Kevin Spacey’s New Movie Is Off-Screen Drama

"Billionaire Boys Club" is quietly getting dumped in theaters by its studio.

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The only open sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey is over. (Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

For a movie entitled Billionaire’s Boys Club, the box office prospects look to be in a much, much lower income bracket. That’s because the star at the top of the marquee is Kevin Spacey.

The scandal-scarred actor, who plays a con artist in the movie, is facing several sexual assault allegations as one of the highest profile targets since the #metoo movement took off last fall. The movie hits Video On Demand on Tuesday and theaters on August 17, but a potential viewer could be forgiven for not knowing that.

“I haven’t seen any advertising for this; it seems like the studio is cutting its losses,” Gavin Polone, a producer not affiliated with the movie, told The New York Post. “It looks like the movie is being dumped.

“You need to promote movies [for them to be successful] and nobody is sending Kevin Spacey out to be on the Today  show or Colbert.”

The $15 million budget indie wasn’t in the position to handle Spacey’s scandal the same way director Ridley Scott reacted for his movie, All the Money in the World. Scott erased every piece of footage of his finished film featuring Spacey and staged a reshoot with Christopher Plummer in the role at a reported cost of $10 million.