Gore (cancelled Netflix biography film; 2018)
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Gore is an unreleased Netflix biography film about writer Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, based on the biography Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, written by Jay Parini. The film was to be released in 2018 before its cancellation in November 2017 due to reports of lead actor, Kevin Spacey, allegedly being involved instances of sexual misconduct.
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer and public intellectual, mainly focusing on society and politics. He is most known for writing his essays, however he also wrote novels, plays, and screenplays. Additionally, he ran for public office twice, once for the United States Congress in 1960 and again for the United States Senate in 1982.
In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Kevin Spacey, who played the titular role in the film, made sexual advances on Rapp, then 14. Following this report, multiple other professionals who have worked with Spacey also alleged him having engaged in sexual misconduct. Netflix and Media Rights Capital, a film and television studio, both cut ties with him days later. While his character will be written out of the upcoming season of Netflix series House of Cards, in which he plays the lead character, Netflix chose to completely pull the plug on Gore. The film was in post-production, with no promotional material or clips released, at the time.