Also starring Eric Roberys, Christopher Lambert and Terence Stamp, the film will be one of several unmade projects seeking distribution as part of Cannes Market. Hungarian filmmaker Peter Soos will direct the film, with Aron Horvath and Joan Lane due to write the script (per The Independent).
Although he appeared in Peter Five Eight and low-budget Italian indie film L’uomo Che Disegnò Dio last year, 1242 will represent Spacey’s first major role since since sexual assault allegations were brought against him in 2017.
“This is the kind of weird thing that used to happen to me,” Fey said in a conversation with Amy Poehler at the Netflix Is A Joke festival. “One time when he was hosting SNL, at the after-party, it was late and Kevin Spacey tried to hit on me.”
Questioning the motives of the actor, Tina Fey added: “I was like, ‘Who is this for? Who is this little performance for?’”